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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Ryhall

Historical Forms

  • Beolmesðorp 1042–55 KCD927(S1481) m12
  • Belmestorp(e) 1086 DB 1233 AD
  • Belmesthorp(e) c1200 RBE 1237 Fees 1303 FA 1610 Speed
  • Belstropp 1573 FF


'Beornhelm's outlying farmstead', v. þorp . The pers.n. is OE.