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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburn

Historical Forms

  • Bordelbrun(ne) 1227,1228 Guisb
  • Bottilbourne 1539 ib
  • Botleburne 1566 FF
  • Batle Burne 1650 ParlSurv


Battleburn is Bordelbrun (ne )1227, 1228 Guisb, Bottilbourne 1539 ib., Botleburne 1566 FF, Batle Burne 1650 ParlSurv.'Bordel 's stream,' v. brunnr and cf. Bordelby (PN NRY 214).The later forms represent the dialectal change of bord to bod and the influence of the common word battle .

Places in the same Parish