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

  • bygthoryn 1364 Wyg
  • bygtoryn 1364 Wyg
  • Nethere Bygthorne 1402 Wyg


bygthoryn, bygtoryn 1364, Nethere Bygthorne 1402 (v. neoðera) (v. byg, þorn; the specific predates the earliest citation in OED in the sense' of great extent' by some twenty years)