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.

Beggars bush

Field in the Parish of Wistow

Historical Forms

  • Beggars bush 1690 Terrier
  • Beggers bush c.1700 Terrier


Beggars bush 1690, Beggers bush c. 1700 (v. beggere, busc; a common f.n. which appears to denote poor or unproductive land)