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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.

Idel Barrow

Early-attested site in the Parish of Upton St Leonards

Historical Forms

  • Idelberge 1121 Glouc p.1412 GloucHist
  • Idelbrege p.1412 ib
  • Hilldeberg' 1248 Ass


Idel Barrow, Idelberge 1121 Glouc, p. 1412 GloucHist, Idelbrege p. 1412 ib, Hilldeberg '1248Ass . 'The empty barrow', v. īdel , beorg , doubtless one which had been opened for treasure. Apparently the barrow no longer exists, but it is marked on the maps at the meeting point of the parishes of Upton, Cranham and Painswick.