English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Burneford 1240 WoP 1244 FF 1380 LibPens 1653 FF
  • Burnford 1275 Ass
  • Burnford Elde 1427 Ct


Presumably 'ford across the stream,' though a pers. name Byrna is possible (PN Bk 216). For Elde v. Burcot supra .