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 Urns

Field in the Parish of Great Casterton

Historical Forms

  • 1876 Burghley 1950 Burghley

Etymology

The Urns 1876, 1950(perh. referring to thediscovery of a Roman or pagan Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery with urnburials outside the precinct of the Romano-British town)