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 Muncaster

Historical Forms

  • Remains of the City of Barnsea 1774 Donald
  • Barnscar, or Bardskow in the maps, Barnsea 1794 H


This is the site of an ancient settlement, but the forms so far found for the name are too late and too varied to admit of interpretation.