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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wykeham

Historical Forms

  • Boddale c.1153 Dugdv.670
  • Bodale 1259 Ass
  • Budells 1619 NRS


The phonetic history of the name is parallel to that of Beadlam 67supra , and the original vowel must have been ō .The first element is perhaps ODan  boð. Hence, 'booth-valley.'

Places in the same Parish