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.

Barker's Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Semley

Historical Forms

  • beorcora 956 BCS917 14th
  • Berkore 1241 FF
  • Bertholemews Hill 1773 AandD


Barker's Hill (local) is beorcora 956 (14th) BCS 917, Berkore 1241 FF. 'Birch bank,' v. beorc , ora . The hill is now called St Bartholomew's Hill from the neighbouring Catholic chapel (Bertholemews Hill 1773 A and D). The hill is now planted with conifers, but there are still a few stray birch-trees about.