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.

Bournes Barn, Gt Bournes

Other OS name in the Parish of Hanford

Historical Forms

  • 'Great Bones' 1869 Hutch3


, a field called by the neighbouring peasantry 'Great Bones '1869 Hutch3 1309 ; a Roman villa site found here in 1860 included human remains , hence perhaps the name , v. RCHM 3104 .