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.

May Thorn Bush

Field in the Parish of Ketton

Historical Forms

  • May Thorn Bush 1638 DC
  • Meythorne Bush 1677 Terrier c1680 Terrier


May Thorn Bush 1638, Meythorne Bush 1677, c1680(thehawthorn blooms in May, hence its alternative name the maythorn; this wasprob. an area of scrubland, v. busc)