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.

Attenborough

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chilwell

Historical Forms

  • Adinburcha t.Hy2 Ch 1316
  • Adinburge 1280,1289 Ebor
  • Hadinbur c.1240 Wollaton
  • Adinburks (sic) 1255 BorRec
  • Adenburgh 1401 ADvi
  • Adynburgh 1439 IpmR
  • Adenberow, Adenborow 1535 VE
  • Adenborowe 1570 Recov
  • Adingburg t.Hy2 Ch 1316 Ebor 1229
  • Adingburi 1271 Ipm
  • Adingburgh 1316 Ch
  • Adyngbourgh 1301 Ebor
  • Adyngborou 1305 Ass
  • Adyngburugh 1335 ib
  • Adyngburgh 1340 FF 1342 NI 1428 FA
  • Adigburc c.1200 Wollaton
  • Aedingburc 1205 Pap
  • Adingeburc 1214 Cur
  • Adingeburg 1244 Ebor
  • Addingburg 1291 Tax
  • Addingburgh 1330 Ass
  • Addinbur 1302 FA
  • Addenbroug' 1305 Ass
  • Addenborough 1496 DbCh
  • Addenboro 1591 DKRxxxviii
  • Attenborow(e) 1617 Recov 1679 ParReg
  • Attenborough al. Adenborough 1637 Recov

Etymology

'Adda 's burh,' with connective ing. Cf. Addington (PN Sr 39). In the Middle Ages, Attenborough, like Flawforth infra 239, was not a village. The name merely denoted the site of a church which served the inhabitants of Chilwell, Toton and part of Bramcote. Even in Thoroton's time the place had “few houses and no fields.”

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement