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.

Burn Butts

Early-attested site in the Parish of Watton

Historical Forms

  • Burn(e)butts 1551 MinAcct 1650 ParlSurv 1828 Langd


Burn Butts [bɔnbuts] is Burn (e )butts 1551MinAcct , 1650 ParlSurv, 1828 Langd. Possibly from brende 'burnt' and ME  butte 'tree-stump.' Cf. Burn Stocks infra 239.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement