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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.

Burcombe Ivers

Early-attested site in the Parish of Burcombe

Historical Forms

  • boscus voc. Ivers 1540 MinAcct
  • Burcombe Ivers 1570 PembSurv
  • (forð be) yfre 937 BCS714


Burcombe Ivers [aivərz] is boscus voc. Ivers 1540MinAcct , Burcombe Ivers ib., 1570 PembSurv and is referred to in (forð be ) yfre in 937 (BCS 714) in the bounds of Burcombe. This is OE  yfer, 'slope, escarpment' (infra 450), with reference to the steep slope of the chalk downs here. Cf. Rivar infra 355.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement