Soccabyrig, Sochasburgh (viii cent.); Socceburg
(xii cent.); Socceburn (xiii cent.).
The parish of Sockburn includes the three townships of Sockburn, Girsby and Over Dinsdale, which
cover altogether 2,757 acres. Of these the first is
entirely in the county of Durham, the other two are
in the wapentake of Allerton in the county of York.
For an account of the whole parish see The
Victoria History of the County of York, North Riding,
vol. i, pp. 449 to 454.