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.

Borne Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Enborne

Historical Forms

  • Burne Copice, Le Bourne Copice 1547 LRMB


Borne Copse, Burne Copice , Le Bourne Copice 1547LRMB . Cf. Boornwater 1619Windsor , presumably the stream (not named on the 6″ map) which flows into the Kennet. v. burna 'stream'. This may be the original ened-burna which gave name to the parish, v. supra .