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.

Kirby Bellars Priory

Other OS name in the Parish of Frisby and Kirby

Historical Forms

  • priorie de Kirk(e)by 1467 Pat
  • priorie de Kyrkebye Bellers 1551 ib
  • Kirkeby Bellers monasterii 1550 ib


( lost ) , priorie de Kirk (e )by 1467Pat , priorie de Kyrkebye Bellers 1551ib , Kirkeby Bellers monasterii 1550ib ( with MLat  monasterium ' a monastery ' ) , v. priorie ; founded in 1320 as a chantry by Roger Beler , but converted to a priory for Augustinian Canons by his widow in 1359 .