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.

High Burton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Burton(e) 1086 DB
  • Birton 1208 DodsN
  • Highbyrton, Highbirton c.1442 YDiii 1504 Ipm
  • Highburton 1528,1591 FF
  • Hye Burton 1574 Wheat
  • Heyburton 1575 WillY


High Burton, Burton (e )1086 DB, Birton 1208 DodsN, Highbyrton , Highbirton c. 1442 YD iii, 1504 Ipm, Highburton 1528, 1591 FF, Hye Burton 1574 Wheat, Heyburton 1575 WillY. v. prec., hēah 'high, lofty'; it stands on higher ground than Kirkburton.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site