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.

Budburrow Hill and Rowbury Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Compton

Historical Forms

  • Buddborowe 1586 Loseley


Budburrow Hill and Rowbury Hill (both 6″) are the names of two tumuli or barrows in the parish. The former appears as Buddborowe in 1586 (Loseley ). Rowbury is probably 'rough barrow,' v. ruh , beorg .