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.

Berkesden Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Aspenden

Historical Forms

  • Berchedene 1086 DB
  • Berchedena 12th ADiii
  • Barchedene 1148–70 ADi
  • Berkedene 1198 FF 1386 AD
  • Berchendena 12th ADv
  • Berkindene 1210 FF
  • Berchesdene 12th ADiii
  • Burchesdan' t.Hy2 Pat 1508


'Valley of the birches,' from OE  beorc and denu. One or two forms have been influenced by the adjectival form birchen .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement