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.

Burrowsmoor Holt

Early-attested site in the Parish of Car Colston


Burrowsmoor Holt. Cf. Boresmere c. 1230Thurgarton . The first element in this name is probably OE  burh, 'fort,' the reference being to the Roman station at Margidunum . Hence 'pool belonging to the burh.' The element burrow repeats itself in Burrow Fields supra 222.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement