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.

The Forty Acres

Field in the Parish of Great Casterton

Historical Forms

  • 1876 Burghley 1950 Burghley


The Forty Acres 1876, 1950(Mr J. Fieldnotes that this has an area of 41a. 3r. 4p., but that Forty Acres is occasionallyused ironically in Ru and Lei, like Hundred Acres elsewhere, as a name for verysmall pieces of land)