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.

Bomber Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Burnbarr-house 1686 PRGis
  • Bonbar 1700 ib


, Burnbarr-house 1686 PRGis, Bonbar 1700 ib , perhaps to be derived from ON  brún ' brow ' or ON  bruni ' (place cleared by) burning ' rather than burna ' stream ' , as there is no stream here .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site