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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Knaresborough

Historical Forms

  • Burepere 1301 YI
  • Beaurepyre, Beaurepire 1429,1439 MinAcct
  • Beaurepare 1469 ib
  • Beaurepair 1498 ib


Beaurepaire (lost), Burepere 1301 YI, Beaurepyre , Beaurepire 1429, 1439MinAcct , Beaurepare 1469 ib, Beaurepair 1498 ib. A French p.n. 'beautiful retreat', v. bel (beau), repaire .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

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