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.

Bassettsbury (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of High Wycombe

Historical Forms

  • Bassettysbury 13th ADvi
  • Bassetisbury 1437 Pat


Gilbert Basset had a holding in Wycombe in 1235 (Fees 467) and this farm takes its name from him. It is clearly a case of the manorial use of bury . v. burh .