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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Totteridge

Historical Forms

  • Taderege 12th LibEl
  • Taterige 1230 FF 1428 FA
  • Tateringg' 1254 Val
  • Taterygestrete 1546 Barratt
  • Tatterigg 1251 Ch
  • Tattaryge 1548 BM
  • Tattridge 1605 FF
  • Totryche 1526 SR
  • Tatteridge al. Totteridge 1608 Recov
  • water called Tatebourn 1358 AD iii
  • brook called Tadbourn 1546 Barratt


In the bounds of an estate in 957 (BCS 994) we have mention of a stream called (of ) tateburnan , (on ) tataburnan , which must be the small stream, a tributary of Dollis Brook, which here forms the boundary between Totteridge and the county of Middlesex. Later spellings of this brook-name are water called Tatebourn 1358 AD iii, brook called Tadbourn 1546 Barratt. It is clear that both ridge (v. hrycg ) and bourne (v. burna ) must take their name from the same man Tata .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site