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.

Beech Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Goring

Historical Forms

  • Beach Farm early18th ParColl
  • Appelhangre c.1181 Gor 1359 Gor
  • Appullangre 1369 Gor


Beech Fm takes name from John (atte) Beche , mentioned 1359 Gor.It is Beach Farm early 18th ParColl. The place was first known as Appelhangre c. 1181 Goret freq with variant spellings Appelhanger , Appulhangre to 1359 Gor, Appullangre 1369 Gor. The 1359 reference is to Appulhangre alias diet ' Beche . This earlier name means 'apple orchard on a slope'; for the second element v. hangra .