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.

Watchbury Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barford

Historical Forms

  • super altam Watlesbur' 13th CartMisc
  • Watlesburi t.Ed3 ib
  • Watelesburgh 1411 Coventry
  • Watchberry Hill 1770 EnclA


Watchbury Hill (6″) is super altam Watlesbur '13thCartMisc , Watlesburi t. Ed 3 ib., Watelesburgh 1411Coventry , Watchberry Hill 1770EnclA . Perhaps 'Hwætel 's burh,' with the same pers. name as that found in Whatlington (PN Sx 500).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement