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.

Billing Brook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Water Newton

Historical Forms

  • Bilingbroc 1300 Ct
  • Billyngbroke 1301 Ct
  • Byllingesbroke 1306 Ct


Owing to the paucity of early forms it is difficult to say whether this is from OE  Billingbroc or Billingabroc or Billingesbroc when we should render it 'Billa's stream' or 'stream of Billa's people,' or 'stream of Billing' or 'of Billa's son.'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement