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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bishopstone

Historical Forms

  • Bissopeston 1166,1190 P
  • Bysschopestone 13th WintonCart
  • Busshopeston(e) 1399 Cl 1406 Trop
  • Ebleburn Bissopiston 1244 Pat
  • Ebbelesbourne Episcopi 1310 Sarum
  • Eblesbourn Episcopi alias Bisshopeston 1349 Pat


'The bishop's farm,' v. tun . The manor belonged from very early days to the Bishop of Winchester. The name is no doubt a comparatively late tun-formation, the estate and parish having been formed from Ebbesborne.

Places in the same Parish