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 Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Aldburgh H2 BM 1535 Fount
  • Aldeburg(h) 1155,1180–90,c.1190,1198 Fount 1271 Baildon 1279,1327 Fount
  • Audeburg 1231 Ass


v. (e)ald, burh . There are now no traces of fortifications at Aldburgh, but it occupies a position of importance above the river Ure. Cf. Burton supra .