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.

Newbury

Major Settlement in the Parish of Newbury

Historical Forms

  • Neuberie c.1080 France
  • Niweberiam 1094–1100 France
  • Newbir' 1219 FineR
  • Nubre 1401 Fine

Etymology

'New market-town', v. nīwe , burh . Cf. Stenton 22 'Newbury — tells of the new borough founded by Arnulf de Hesdin, its Norman lord, at the point where the road from Oxford to Winchester crossed the Kennet'. For the earlier name of the manor, v. Ulvritone infra 259.

Places in the same Parish