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.

Beaumont Hamel

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thurnby


Beaumont Hamel, 1925 Kelly; named from the village of Beaumont Hamel on the river Somme in northern France, the scene of fierce fighting in 1916 in the First World War and presum. reminiscent of its local topography, cf. the similar Vimy Ridge near Kinoulton, Notts.