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 Exbourne

Historical Forms

  • Busken 1353 Ass
  • atte Busken 1329 Ass
  • atte Bosken 1330 SR


This is the weak plural busken of busk , from a lost OE  busc , 'wood.' See further PN BedsHu 227s. n. Warboys and p. xli of the same volume.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement