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 Bradford

Historical Forms

  • Baddestan 1244 Ass
  • Baddestone 1249 Ass
  • Badeston 1333 SR
  • Bedeston 1330 SR


'Bad (d )a 's stone.'