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Survey of English Place-Names

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Swinsty Bergh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bilton

Historical Forms

  • Suinestiberc(h) e.12 Nost127 c.1230 1208–37 Tockw
  • Suinstiberg Hy3 Heal80
  • Swynstyberg 16 ib


Swinsty Bergh (lost), Suinestiberc (h )e. 12Nost 127, c. 1230 ib 128, 1208–37 Tockw, Suinstiberg Hy 3Heal 80, Swynstyberg 16 ib 144.Probably 'pig-sty hill', v. swīn , stigu , beorg , cf. Swinsty v, 129infra .