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 Buxted

Historical Forms

  • Bebyngworth 1535 Ct
  • Bebbyngewerth 1296 SR


Bevingford is Bebyngworth 1535Ct and was the home of Richard de Bebbyngewerth (1296 SR). It is from OE  Beobinga - worþ , 'enclosure of Beofa's people,' v. worþ , and cf. Bevern Bridge and Bevendean supra 297, 308.