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.

Bournes Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Bourne in parochia de Biseleye 1394 Ass
  • the Borne 1638 Inq
  • Bourne 1647 FF


Bournes Green, 1830 M, Bourne in parochia de Biseleye 1394Ass , the Borne 1638 Inq, Bourne 1647FF , cf. also Burnemede 1459, 1494MinAcct , Bornegrove 1609AOMB . v. burna 'stream', here one running into the Frome between Oakridge and Chalford; it is distinct from Bourne (140infra ) in Thrupp.