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.

Stainburn Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow

Historical Forms

  • Stainburn 1226 FF
  • Steaneburn 1570 KnaresW


Stainburn Hill, 1839TA , Stainburn 1226 FF, Steaneburn 1570 KnaresW, the name of the hill-top above Barrowby; v. steinn 'stone'; burn cannot here refer to a stream (as in Stainburn 48infra ) but must be ON  brún2 'edge or brow of a hill'.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name