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.

King's Norton

Major Settlement in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Nortune 1086 DB
  • Northone Regis 1286 Wigorn
  • Kynges Norton 1288 ib


'North farm,' probably in relation to an early settlement at or near Bromsgrove. The manor was held by the king in DB.