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.

Laleham Burway

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Burghege 675 BCS 13th
  • burgheyge 889 BCS563 13th
  • Burweye 1277 Chertsey
  • Burgheye t.Ed3 For
  • Laleham Burghwey 14th VCHiii,404 1455 Chertsey
  • Laleham Burway or Laleham Burrough 1698 DKRxl


Laleham Burway is Burghege 675 (13th) BCS 34, burgheyge 889 (13th) BCS 563, Burweye 1277 Chertsey, Burgheye t. Ed 3For , Laleham Burghwey 14th VCH iii, 404, 1455 Chertsey, Laleham Burway or Laleham Burrough 1698 DKR xl. The burgheg is the piece of land bounded on the north and east by the Thames, and on the south and west by the Burway Ditch, between Chertsey and Laleham (Mx). It is thus a true island, v. eg . There is no trace of any burh or fortification or camp here now. A further trace of the one-time burh may be preserved in Burridge Stile (6″). Cf. Burrage 1840TA .