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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Borch 1086 DB
  • Burgh 1184 RichReg


v. burh . Earthworks exist here (VCH i. 302).