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.

Bealeswood Common, Frensham Beale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frensham

Historical Forms

  • le boys Gemes le Beel c.1200 Winton 1285
  • Frensham Bele 1656 FF


Bealeswood Common, Frensham Beale. These are referred to as le boys Gemes le Beel c. 1200 (1285) Winton, boscum voc. Beles 1583, Beales woode 1595MinAcct , Frensham Bele 1656FF .James le Bel held land in Frensham in 1241 (FF).