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.

Beard Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stanton Harcourt

Historical Forms

  • Berdemulne early13th Bodl
  • Burdemulne 1278–9 RH
  • Berdedmille 1375 Bodl


Beard Mill is Berdemulne early 13thBodl , Burdemulne 1278–9 RH (p), Berdedmille 1375Bodl (p). Cf. Beardirull Stream 1712FF . The first element may be a mutated form of OE  bord , such as occurs in ON  byrði . The meaning would then be 'mill made of boards,' v. myln .

Places in the same Parish