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.

le berewaye ( in South Field )

Field in the Parish of Filby

Historical Forms

  • le berewaye ( in South Field ) 1620 Ct
  • The Beereway 1837 TA


le berewaye(in South Field) 1620 ib(found in several villages; looks like bere'barley' and weg, but'bier way, coffin road', from OE  bǣr, ME  bere'litter', hasbeen suggested, particularly when the road led to the church; v. The Beereway 1592 in Burgh St Margaret infra)