English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Kersey Bridge

Other OS name in the Parish of St John Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • Kersey 1578 Cocker
  • Kareswath c.1260 StB


( 6 ″ ) is named from Kersey 1578Cocker . This may be the Kareswath of c. 1260StB , the meaning of which is probably ' Kárr 's ford , ' v. vað .