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 Grandborough

Historical Forms

  • le Byggyghe 1280 Ipm
  • Biggeng 1302 FA
  • la Bygginge 1316 FA
  • Biggynge 1330 Pat
  • Byggyng 1540 LP
  • Biggin 1766 J


'Building' v. bigging . An enclosure in Biggin Field is said to mark the site of the former farm or manor-house of Biggin (HMN 120).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement