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.

Cherry Burton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cherry Burton

Historical Forms

  • Burton(e) 1086 DB
  • Burton, Burtun 1166 P
  • Nord- 1195–1211 YCh1117
  • Nor- 1199,1202 FF
  • North- 1289 YI 1562 FF
  • Cheri-, Chery- 1444 Test 1518 FF
  • Sher(i)- 1502 YAJxi
  • Cherri-, Cherry- 1562 FF 1828 Langd


v. burhtun . 'North' in relation to Bishop Burton infra 192, later called 'Cherry' (ME  cherry ) probably from some cherry tree or trees in the neighbourhood, to avoid confusion with North Burton supra 112. Cf. Cherry Hinton (C).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site