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.

Bier Beck & Bier Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Birbec Hy2 Sawl29d
  • Birebec(heng) 12,Hy3 1306 Puds
  • Byerbeck 1616 PRBlt


Bier Beck & Bier Bridge, Birbec Hy 2Sawl 29d, Birebec (heng )12, Hy 3 ib 28d, 37d, 1306 Puds, Byerbeck 1616 PRBlt. 'Stream near the cowshed', v. bȳre , bekkr .