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.

( Plantation or ) Boyne

Field in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA 1838 TA


(Plantation or) Boyne(possibly a transferred namefrom R. Boyne in Ireland, and perhaps commemorative of the battlefought there in 1690, cf. Shepherds' Md infra; Thorning is probably fromþyrning'place growing with thorns')