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.

Beacon Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Swaffham Prior

Historical Forms

  • Bacon Fm c.1825 O.S.
  • Tweynhowes 1279 RH


Beacon Fm is Bacon Fm c. 1825 O.S. So called from The Beacons , two barrows at the “east end of 4–mile race-course” (Fox 327). These barrows are probably to be identified with Tweynhowes 1279 RH (on the bounds of Swaffham Prior), v. haugr .