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.

Bellaport Old Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woore

Historical Forms

  • Beleporte c.1540 Leland
  • Bellaporte Hy8,1596 AD
  • Belaport 1577 Saxton
  • Bellaport 1608 PR(L)

Etymology

Bellaport Old Hall (SJ 709405): Beleporte c.1540 Leland, Bellaporte Hy 8, 1596 AD, Belaport 1577 Saxton, Bellaport 1608 PR(L) 18. This is a name coined for a manor house on the common French or Italian model, as seen, e.g., in Belmont, Bellevue. The use of port in such a formation appears to be unique to this name.