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.

Bazil

Field in the Parish of Broadwey

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Barseele gate 1841 TA
  • Bassels 1841 TA
  • Barkeshulle 1841 TA
  • Barkeshill 1445 Rent

Etymology

Bazil(Barseele gate 1653, Bassels 1687, possibly to be identified withBarkeshulle 1431, Barkeshill 1445, which may mean'hill with a birch-tree', frombeorc and hyll, although the first el. could perhaps be a reduced form ofbark-house'a tannery')