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.

Baynham Court

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alkington

Historical Forms

  • Beynham 1405 Ass
  • Beynam 1558 Will c.1580 LRMB
  • Beyneham 1575 TRMB
  • Baynham 1627 Inq
  • Baynfield 1638 InqM


Baynham Court, Beynham 1405Ass (p), Beynam 1558 Will, c. 1580LRMB , Beyneham 1575TRMB , Baynham 1627 Inq, Baynfield 1638 InqM, cf. also Bayn Mersche 1287Ass . Possibly 'Bǣga's water- meadow and marsh' from the OE  pers.n. Bǣga (v. Baywell i, 212supra ) and hamm , mersc , but possibly 'berry-producing meadow', v. begen . The immediate source of the modern name is probably a surname derived from Baynham .