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.

Burdens Ball

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wilton

Historical Forms

  • Bordonesballe juxta Fogheleston 1348 Cor
  • Burdonesball 1395 IpmR
  • Burdonesballe 1402 Pat 1412 FA
  • Burdensball bridge 1599 WMxxi
  • Burdun 1263 WIpm


Burdens Ball (6″) is Bordonesballe juxta Fogheleston 1348Cor , Burdonesball 1395 IpmR, Burdonesballe 1402 Pat, 1412 FA, Burdensball bridge 1599 WM xxi and is to be associated with the family of Robert Burdun (1263 WIpm). Ball is ME  ball (e ), here used probably of a boundary-mark. See infra 422.

Places in the same Parish