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.


Field in the Parish of Illston on the Hill

Historical Forms

  • Bikethorn 1385 Wyg


Bikethorn 1385 (v. þorn; perh. with the OE   masc. pers. n. Bica or with the sb. bica' a beak - like projection' used topographically, but note the following bygthoryn where this f.n. may belong)