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.

Boreatton (Hall)

Major Settlement in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Acton' 1291–2 Ass Hy8 RentSur
  • Acton 1545 SBL17285 1773
  • Boreatton 1577 Saxton
  • Borow Attoon 1600 OB
  • Bore Atton 1600 OB 1609 SBL6146
  • Boare Acton 1649 SAS4/VII
  • Boracton 1672 HTR


This is one of eight Sa examples of the name meaning 'oak settlement', the significance of which is discussed in Part 1under Acton.