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.

Upper Benefield

Early-attested site in the Parish of Benefield

Historical Forms

  • Upthorp c.1220 For 1376 Cl
  • Huptorpriding 1286 For
  • Upthrop al. Upthorp 1325 Ipm
  • Uptorp t.Ed3 SR
  • Benefeild Overthorpe 1641 FF


Upper Benefield is Upthorp c. 1220For et freq to 1376 Cl, Huptorpriding 1286For , Upthrop al. Upthorp 1325 Ipm, Uptorp t. Ed 3SR , Benefeild Overthorpe 1641FF . 'Upper village,' v. þorp , hryding . It lies above Benefield.