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.

Barwell Court

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hook

Historical Forms

  • Berewell(e) c.1242,1375 Merton 1279 QW 1291 Tax 1574 Merton
  • Bereswell 1252 Ch
  • Burrel Court 1765 R
  • Barwell Court 1789 LandC


Barwell Court is Berewell (e )c. 1242, 1375 Merton, 1279 QW, 1291 Tax, 1574 Merton, Bereswell 1252 Ch, Burrel Court 1765 R, Barwell Court 1789 L and C. The first element seems to be bere , 'barley.' Hence 'spring in or near the barley (field),' v. wielle .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement