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.

Barston Bridge and Barston Drove

Early-attested site in the Parish of Swaffham Prior


Barston Bridge and Barston Drove. Cf. Baston (e )1319Extent , 14thQueens ', 1342–1663Ct , le Baston 1563 ib., Basson 1600–69 ib., ripa de Barsondich , Barsondich 1610 ib., Baston Bridge 1805EnclA , Barson Bridge 1829 Wells. Probably 'lime-tree farm,' from OE  bæst and tūn . v. Bassenhally infra 259.