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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Birker and Austhwaite

Historical Forms

  • Birkergh 1279 Ass
  • Byrker 1432 StBA 1581 FF
  • Birker 1560 ib


'Birch tree shieling,' v. birki , erg .