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.

Botolph Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Elton

Historical Forms

  • Bottle Green 1766 J 1826 G
  • Pottle Green 1836 O


If we could recover the early forms of this name we should probably find that its history was the same as that of Botolph Bridge, viz. that it was named first after St Botolph, then by a process of popular corruption became Bottle Green, and that finally some polite antiquarian or map-maker restored the full name of the saint.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement