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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Threm burghen 675 BCS 13th
  • Threeborowhill 1605 LRMB
  • Threebarrow Hills 1785 Cary


Barrowhills is Threm burghen 675 (13th) BCS 34, Threeborowhill 1605LRMB , Threebarrow Hills 1785 Cary. 'At the threehills,' v. beorg . This is an old boundary mark (v. supra 105 n.) and there are three large barrows here (SAC i, 85).