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.

Under Burlington Flg

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Burledon 1333 Ilch
  • Burleton 1650 ParlSurv
  • The Easte Furlong of Burldon Hill 1615 DuCo
  • The Midle Furlong upon Burldon Hill 1615 DuCo


UnderBurlington Flg(Burledon 1333, Burleton 1650, The Easte Furlong of Burldon Hill, The Midle Furlong upon Burldon Hill 1615; the final el. is clearly dūn'hill'; Burle - may mean'wood or clearing by the earthwork', from burh(gen. sg. burge)(probablyreferring to Maiden Castle since these Burlingtons are all in Castle Fd infra),and lēah, cf. Bulbury in Lytchett Min. par. infra; the medial -ing - seems tobe a late analogical development)