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.

Benford Orchd

Field in the Parish of Woolland

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • Bynworth 1317 MiltC


Benford Orchd(probably Bynworth 1317,'bean enclosure', from bēan andworð, cf. Bean Cl supra; worð is sometimes found with words for crops,e.g. Ryeworth Gl 2 98; for the development to -ford, cf. Dibberford inBroadwindsor par. infra)