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.

Burton on Ure

Major Settlement in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Burton(e) 1086 DB
  • Burton(e) super Yor 1270 YI
  • Little Burton, Little Burton on Yore 1368 FF 1483 Test


v. burhtun . Burton stands on the river Ure near Aldburgh infra , and takes its name from “the old burh.”