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.


Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • badfordale l.13 Wyg
  • Bedforddale 1467×84 LTD
  • Badfordaleouerende l.13 Wyg


badfordale l. 13, Bedforddale 1467 × 84, Badfordaleouerende l. 13 (v. uferra, ende) (v. ford, dalr; the prototheme is prob. the OE   masc. pers. n Bad (d) a, with badde' bad, poor' less likely)