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.

Barrowland Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Toller Porcorum

Historical Forms

  • Barrowlands Farm 1692 DCMDeed
  • Barrowland 1811 OS
  • land in…La Berghe' 1236 FF
  • of John Bonet' 1300 Hutch1
  • atte Bergh 1327 SR


Barrowland Fm (SY 548965), Barrowlands Farm 1692 DCMDeed, Barrowland 1811 OS, probably to be associated with 'land inLa Berghe '1236 FF, 'the wood de la Beigive [no doubt sic for Bergwe ] of John Bonet '1300 Hutch1 1362 (this reference is missing in Hutch3), and Thomas atte Bergh 1327 SR, v. beorg 'rounded hill, tumulus'. The farm lies at 548′ on the slopes of a hill reaching 700′, and several tumuli are marked 6″ nearby.