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.

Birchtimber Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Nicholforest

Historical Forms

  • Birktymbre 1339 GDR
  • Birk-Tymber-Hill 1516 LP
  • Birtimerhill 1697 Netherby
  • Barkmer hill 1698 ib


'Hill covered with birch timber.' The elements of the name are ON  birki and timbr .