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 Clophill


This suspicious-looking name is given in Dugdale iii. 276 as the original name of Beaulieu Priory in the abstract in the St Albans Register of a document datable as before 1146. In this it occurs several times: the other place-names in the document are fairly good, except Rinethella for Amethella .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement