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.

Bartley Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Northfield

Historical Forms

  • Berchelai 1086 DB
  • Bartley 1657 FF


OE  beorca -lēage (dat.), 'birchtrees' clearing' (v. leah , beorc ), with common confusion of k and t sounds. Cf. Burtle (So), Bartley (Ha), Bartlow (C), all containing the same first element.