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.

Burtonhole Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • Button Hole 1754 HendonSurv 1754 R 1800 Faden
  • Burton Hole 1819 G


Burtonhole Fm is Button Hole 1754 HendonSurv, 1754 R, 1800 Faden, Burton Hole 1819 G. It may be that this is a place- name of the nickname type (v. infra 207), the reference being to a tiny or insignificant homestead. In that case the modern form must be a more dignified re-fashioning.