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 Petworth

Historical Forms

  • Benefolde 1553 SRS3,15


Bennyfold Fm is Benefolde in 1553 (SRS 3, 15) and gave name to Henry de Bunyfaud (1294. Ass ) and Henry de Bunyfold of Stopham (1296 SR). 'Bynna's fold,' v. falod .