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.

Barley Hill

Field in the Parish of Woolland

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • Esturberlee 1317 MiltC
  • Westerberlee 1317 MiltC
  • la Beere 1317 MiltC


Barley Hill(Esturberlee, Westerberlee 1317,probably'clearing used for barley', from bere and lēah, with ēasterra,westerra, but -ber - should perhaps be associated with la Beere 1317,from bearu'grove')