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.

Broil

Early-attested site in the Parish of Earls Barton

Historical Forms

  • Bartonbruil 1324 Ipm
  • le Broill of Barton 1331 Pat
  • Berton Broyle 1401 FF

Etymology

Broil (lost) is Bartonbruil 1324 Ipm, le Broill of Barton 1331 Pat, Berton Broyle 1401FF . This is the word broil (LL brolium ) used for a park or wood stocked with deer or other beasts of the chase. Cf. Broyle (PN Sx 70) and Broyl subtus Schortewod (13thFor ) in Whittlewood. 'Here was antiently a wood called Barton - Broil ' (Bridges ii, 137).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement