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 South Brent

Historical Forms

  • Barlecumbe 1297 Add
  • Burlacomb 1330 SR
  • Barlecomb 1333 SR 1472–85 ECP2,258


This may be from OE  Bǣrelan cumb , with the same diminutive pers. name that is found in Birling (PN Sx 417) and in several other place-names.The 1330 form must be an error.