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.

Benfield Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hangleton

Historical Forms

  • Benefeld(e) 1296 SR 1299 1325 Fine
  • Benetfeld 1324 Ipm


Benfield Fm (6″) is Benefeld (e )1296 SR (p), 1299 Ipm, Cl, 1325 Fine, Benetfeld 1324 Ipm. The last form suggests that the original first element was beonet, hence 'open land with coarse grass.'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement