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.

Baxton Gill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Nicholforest

Historical Forms

  • Bakstangile, Bakestangyle 1292 Ass
  • the Baston gyll t.Hy8 DuLa
  • Baxtogill 1675 SandfordA
  • Baxtergill 1695 CW(OS)viii


'Gill where backstones or bakestones are found.' Cf. Bacstanegyle (c. 1240 Weth) in Renwick and v. bakstān .