Early-attested site in the Parish of Clophill
- Beaulieu 1254 FF 1293 Ch 1310,1393 Cl 1529 LP
- Bello Loco 1254 FF 1287 QW 1390–2 CS
- Bealliu c.1270 Gerv
- Beleu 1428 ChronStAlb
- Bedlowe, Beawlowe 1578 BM
- Bedlow 1590 BM
An interesting anglicising of an earlier French name. The nearest parallel is the development of the same French name to Bewdley (Wo). OFr names in Beu - developed in later English either to Bew - or Bea -. Here, as in the Bucks Beamond End, we have the second of these two developments. The appearance of a name of French origin in this parish must be connected with the foundation of this cell of St Alban's by the family of Albini who early had a castle at Cainhoe.