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.

Banbury Stone

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kemerton

Historical Forms

  • Baenintesburg 779 BCS232 18th
  • Bænincgesbyrig 972 10th ib
  • Benbury-stone 1779 Rudder


Banbury Stone, Baenintesburg 779 (18th) BCS 232, Bænincgesbyrig 972 (10th) ib 1282, Benbury-stone 1779 Rudder, from an unrecorded OE  pers.n. Bæning (cf. Wo 196), v. burh 'fort', which here refers to the great encampment on the top of Bredon Hill; the stone is a great mass of rock at its centre.

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