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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings

Historical Forms

  • Burton 1279,1289 Ass
  • Burton juxta Canynge Episcopi 1372 FF
  • Burton by Canyngges 1385 Pat
  • Bourtone 1332 SR


Bourton is Burton 1279, 1289Ass , Burton juxta Canynge Episcopi 1372FF , Burton by Canyngges 1385 Pat, Bourtone 1332SR , Boreton 1649 Sarum D and C. v. burhtun and Burton Grove supra 29.