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.

Banhaw Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Benefield

Historical Forms

  • bosco de Banho 1253 Ass 1280,1298 Ipm 1292 Compotus
  • Banneho t.Ed1 PeterbB
  • Banhouwe 1286 For
  • le Estbanhowe 1330 Ass
  • Bannow wood 1662 Clayton


Banhaw Wood [bænə] is bosco de Banho 1253Ass , 1280, 1298 Ipm, 1292Compotus , Banneho t. Ed 1PeterbB , Banhouwe 1286For , le Estbanhowe 1330Ass , Bannow wood 1662Clayton . This is probably from OE  bēanhō (h )e , 'hoh or hill where beans grow.'