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.

Conisbrough Castle

Other OS name in the Parish of Conisbrough

Historical Forms

  • castello de Kunningburgh 1180–9 YChviii
  • Chastel de Conesburgh 1347 Testiv
  • Castle 1771 M


, castello de Kunningburgh 1180–9 YCh viii, Chastel de Conesburgh 1347Test iv, Castle 1771 M, etc. , cf. also clauso circa castrum voc ' Casteldykes 1461MinAcct 99 , v. castel ; the castle stood on a great mound , which was no doubt the site of the burh of Conisbrough .