Bartley Heath

Bartley Heath, Odiham
settlement
parish:
parish:
county:
coords:
Odiham
Hook
Hampshire
SU7253
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants XIX.7

Bartley Heath
otherwise: Berchelei, 1086; Berkeleg', 1236

refce: Coates 1989
BARTLEY HEATH in Odiham
Hypothetical Old English 'Bierceleah'='birch wood' (it is about 1350 'Barkele boscus'). The heath, on Valley Gravel/Sand, is first documented in 1586. The form with '-t-' is purely modern, and is paralleled in the surname 'Burtenshaw' a variant of 'Birkinshaw'. Thus also Bartley (Grange and village) in Copythorne (1236 'Berkele' 1586 'Bartlie Regis').

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001