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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Bigrig 1235 StB
  • Byggerik' 1295 Ass
  • Biggerig 1342 Cocker
  • Bigrigshagh 1363 Ipm


'Ridge where barley grows,' v. bygg , hryggr (under hrycg ).-shagh in the form from 1363 represents OE  sceaga.