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 Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Badekefeld 1279 Ass
  • Badekefold(e) 1327 SR 1332 FF
  • Badekesfaud 1288 Ass
  • Barkfolde 1498 Ipm


'Beadeca's fold,' v. falod . The same pers. name is found in Bakewell (Db), Baginton (Wa) and Backway in Shebbeare (D).