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.

la Bitene

Field in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • la Bitene Hy3 Cerne
  • le Byttene 1300 Hutch
  • Byten 1364 Hutch
  • Bytterne 1455 Cl


la Bitene Hy 3(14), le Byttene 1300, Byten 1364,(close called)Bytterne 1455(in the bounds of Gillingham forest, v. bytme, bytne'valley bottom')