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.

Berkeley Castle

Early-attested site in the Parish of Berkeley

Historical Forms

  • castellum de Berkel(ay) 1195 P 1412 GloucHist
  • Castrum de Berkel(ay) 1221 Eyre
  • Berkeley castle 1493 Pat
  • the Kynges Castell 1543 Berk


Berkeley Castle, castellum de Berkel (ay )1195 P, 1412 GloucHist, Castrum de Berkel (ay )1221 Eyre, Berkeley castle 1493 Pat, the Kynges Castell 1543 Berk. v. castel . A castellullum is mentioned in DB.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement