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.

Burton in Lonsdale

Major Settlement in the Parish of Thornton in Lonsdale

Historical Forms

  • Borctune 1086 DB
  • Burton(a) 1130 P 1214 Abbr 1268–78 Cockers 1428 FA
  • Burtona de Lanesdala, Burton(a) in Lanesdala, Burton(a) in Lanesdale 1130 P 1201 Cur
  • Burton(a) Lansdale 1210 Abbr
  • Burton(a) in Lansdall Hy8 MonRent
  • Burton(a) in Lonesdal(e) 1200 ChR 1293 QW 1297 LS 1415 Pat
  • Burton(a) in Lonisdale 1204 Furn
  • Burton(a) in Lonnesdale 1307 YI 1465 Pat
  • Burton Lounesdale 1322 Ch
  • Black Burton 1771 M


'Farm-stead with or near a fortification', v. burh-tūn, and for the affixes v. Lonsdale 218supra and blæc . Castle Hill, the site of Burton Castle, may have had an earlier fortification to which the name refers.