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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Warwick St Mary

Historical Forms

  • longum pontem 1123 Warwick
  • Longo ponte 1190 P
  • Longebrige 1250 FF
  • Longpont (p), Longepunde, Langpond, Langpound 1262 Ass
  • Longbirge 1516 Ct
  • Longeburge 1541 AOMB


Self-explanatory. The bridges cross a tributary of the Avon.The 1262 Assize Roll forms show a hybrid compound. For the forms -birge , -burge , Introd. xxvi.