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 Clyffe Pypard

Historical Forms

  • Bissopeston, Byssopeston 1242 Fees 1268 Ass
  • Bushepeston 14th Bradenstoke
  • Bisshopeston 1316 FA
  • Busheton 1626 WIpm
  • Bushen 1753 Map


Bushton is Bissopeston , Byssopeston 1242 Fees, 1268Ass , Bushepeston 14thBradenstoke , Bisshopeston 1316 FA, Bushton t. Eliz CliancP, Busheton 1626 WIpm, Bushen 1753Map . 'Bishop's farm,' v. tun .The name represents the manor of Clive held in DB by the Bishop of Winchester. It is therefore a late tun-formation. For the modern form cf. Bishton (Gl, Sa, St).