English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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The Barrows

Early-attested site in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • The Barrows 1824 O
  • the Benyges 16 VCH
  • Estberge Hy4 Rental


THE BARROWS, The Barrows 1824 O, the Benyges 16 VCH, v. beorg . It is apparent that in the south of the parish there was a group of burial mounds above R. Welland continuing those of Lyddington, Thorpe by Water, Morcott and Barrowden. One of these prehistoric burial mounds is recorded early as Estberge Hy 4Rental , 'the eastern barrow', v. ēast , beorg , cf. Far Barrows, Hither Barrows in Thorpe by Water f.ns. (a) for which parallel early forms survive.