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Survey of English Place-Names

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Balsall Heath

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Bordeshale 1275,1327 SR
  • Bordisley 1322 Ipm
  • Bordishalle Hethe 1541 Deed
  • Bordsall heth 1546 Deed
  • Bawsoll Hethe 1552 BordesleyTaxRoll(Dugd.Soc.iv)
  • Bossall heath 1577 Deed
  • Bordeshall Heth 1619 Will
  • Boswell Heath 1650 Surv


This healh must have been the property of one Bord (cf. Bordesley infra 365) who gave his name to the other and neighbouring Bordesley in Aston (Wa).