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.

Bere Alston

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bere Ferrers

Historical Forms

  • Alphameston que est hamella de Byrfferers 1339 Ass
  • Berealmiston 1433–72 ECP2,28
  • Berealbeston 1542 DeedsEnrolled
  • Berealbiston 1615 Rental
  • Berealston 1549 HMCix,279
  • Alson 1675 Ogilby
  • Allmeston al. Alson al. Alveston 1686 Recov


'Ælfhelm 's tun.' Cf. Yealmpstone infra 254. The centre of population has now shifted from Bere Ferrers to this place.

Places in the same Parish