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Survey of English Place-Names

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Belle Eau Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirklington

Historical Forms

  • Bella Parke 1536 LP
  • Bellow Park t.Eliz ChancP 1714 ParReg(Farnsfield)
  • Kyrtlelyngton Parke al. Bellowe Parke 1555 Thoresby
  • Bellapark 1733 Recov


Belle Eau Park is Bella Parke 1536 LP, Bellow Park t. Eliz ChancP, 1714 ParReg (Farnsfield), Kyrtlelyngton Parke al. Bellowe Parke 1555Thoresby , Bellapark 1733Recov . The moated enclosure here probably represents the hall of William de Bella Aqua , a tenant of the Archbishop of York in the reign of Henry II (Dane). The name is appropriate to the site and was probably given to it by its French owners.

Places in the same Parish