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.

Bishop Burton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Bishop Burton

Historical Forms

  • Burton(e) 1086 DB 1194 P
  • Burton(e) juxta Beuerlacum 1190 YCh 1346 Meaux
  • Suth Burton(e) 1190 YCh 1316 NomVill
  • Su Burton(e) 1274 Ebor
  • Sud Burton(e) 1285 KI
  • South Burton(e) 1303 KF 1544 FF
  • Bis(s)hop Burton(e), Bys(s)hop Burton(e) 1349 FF
  • Bisshopes Burton(e) 1376 FF


v. burhtun . 'South' in relation to Cherry Burton supra 191.'Bishop' (v. biscop ) from the Archbishops of York, in whose fee it was in 1086 and after (1267 Ebor, etc.). The Archbishops also had a palace here. Cf. Bishop Wilton supra 175.

Places in the same Parish