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.

Botany Bay

Field in the Parish of Little Casterton

Historical Forms

  • 1943 Map 1950 Burghley

Etymology

Botany Bay 1943, 1950(a frequent name for land which is remotefrom the village or on which labour is hard as in the former New South Walespenal colony, cf. Botany Bay in S. Luffenham f.ns.(a))