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.

Barton on the Heath

Major Settlement in the Parish of Barton on the Heath

Historical Forms

  • Bertone 1086 DB 1279 FF
  • Barton 1235 Fees
  • Barton in Hennemershe 1317 FF 1545 Ct
  • Barton super le Heath al. Barton Henmarsh 1607 Recov
  • Barton on the Heath al.Barton in Marsh 1655 FF


v. beretun . “Bertone is a Saxon word, and signifieth the same that in some places we now call a foldyard, yet intendeth all such bames and outbuildings as belong thereto” (Dugdale 450). For Henmarsh , v. Long Compton infra 299–300.

Places in the same Parish