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.

Turnberry Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cumrew

Historical Forms

  • Turneberry 1634 Naworth
  • Turnberry 1828 Boothby


This presumably has the same origin as Turnberry (Ayrshire), c. 1200 Turnebiri (PN Scot 316–17), both deriving from OE  *trun , *turn , 'circular place,' as in Turnham Hall (PN ERY 259) and Turnham Green (PN Mx 90), and byrig , dat. sg. of burh .

Places in the same Parish