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 Duffield

Historical Forms

  • Burgel' Hy2 RegAnt
  • Burleg', Burlegh', Burl', Burley(e) c.1220 Darley c.1240 RegAnt 1251 Ch 1281 RegAnt 1309 Bemrose 1311 FF


Burley, Burgel 'Hy 2 RegAnt (p), Burleg ', Burlegh ', Burl ', Burley (e )c. 1220 Darley (p), c. 1240 RegAnt (p), 1251 Ch, 1281 RegAnt, 1309Bemrose (p), 1311 FF et passim . 'Clearing near or belonging to a fortification', v. burh , lēah . The site of the burh is unknown.