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.

The Forest of Knaresborough

Local district in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Forms

  • foresta de Cnare(s)burc, foresta de Knare(s)burc, foresta de Knare(s)burg(h) 1168 P 1276 RH 1299 Ebor
  • the For(r)est of Knare(s)burg(h) 15 YDix 1512 KnaresWills 1540 TestLds
  • (ye) For(r)est of Knaysbroughe 1569 Dep, For(r)
  • est of Knaisborow 1577 Spoff, For(r)
  • est of Knasebroughe 1635 Comm

Parishes in this Local district