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.

Birthwaite Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ripley

Historical Forms

  • Birthwait(e), Birthwait(e) by Newton 1502 Ipm 1645 WillY
  • Burthwaite 1482 RipAct
  • Burththwate 1614 FF


Birthwaite Ho, Birthwait (e ), Birthwait (e ) by Newton 1502 Ipm, 1645 WillY, Burthwaite 1482 RipAct, Burththwate 1614 FF. 'Clearing with a cowshed', v. bȳre , þveit . Birketwaith cited by Lindkvist 103 from Riev is a YN surname and does not belong here.