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.

Barnt Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Barnte 1290 FF
  • Brante 1317 Pat
  • Barne Green 1468 StratGild
  • Brantyrene (sic) 1535 VE
  • Barn(e) Green 1591,1612 Wills 1789 Gough
  • Brantesford 1244 FF


Close at hand is Brantesford (1244FF ).

This is probably OE  bærnet and denotes a place cleared by burning, some forms showing metathesis. Such a name in this old woodland area is very probable.