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.

Bannefurlong

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Bannefurlong 1467×84 LTD
  • Banny furlong 1722 Terrier
  • Thos . Bates hadland 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Bannefurlong 1467 × 84, Banner furlong 1635, 1661, 1674, 1697, Banny furlong 1722 (v. furlang; the base of this name is uncertain; since the earliest form may be erratic in the cartulary copy, something as prosaic as bēan or bān is poss., but baner' a flag', which was sometimes applied to a more permanent boundary marker, is doubtful; the name may eventually have become associated with bannering, the custom of beating the parish bounds while carrying flags, although at what period this custom began is unknown); Thos. Bates hadland 1722, v. hēafod - land)