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.

Barrow Street

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mere


Barrow Street (hamlet). Cf. la Baruwe 1285MinAcct , Barowstreate 1566Ct , the home of Thomas atte Barwe (1327SR ).'Barrow,' v. beorg . A large barrow once stood at the end of Barrow Street Lane (WM xxix, 257). Cf. Hawk Street infra 254.