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.

Great Barrow

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA
  • Gratebergh 1227 FF
  • Westgretbarry 1451 Weld
  • terre voc ' Estgretebary 1461 Rent
  • terre voc ' Westgretebary 1461 Rent

Etymology

Great Barrow(Gratebergh 1227, Westgretbarry 1451, terre voc' Estgretebary, terre voc' Westgretebary 1461,'greathill or barrow', from grēat(wk. obl. grēatan) and beorg, with ēast, west)