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.

Benton's Place

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • the manor of Tabeler Hall called Beynton 1464 ADv
  • Beynton 1484 FF
  • Bentons 1610 SRS19,135
  • Taberlerhalle 1358 Ipm
  • Tabelereshale 1421 IpmR
  • Taberlershall al. Tavernshall 1610 SRS19,135


Benton's Place is the manor of Tabeler Hall called Beynton 1464 AD v, Beynton 1484 FF, Bentons 1610 SRS 19, 135. According to Lower (ii. 156) it belonged to Thomas de Bayntune in 1359.It was held by one Sir John Beynton in 1464 (u. s .). The name is clearly manorial, perhaps from Bainton (O). Other forms for Tabeler Hall are Taberlerhalle (1358 Ipm), Tabelereshale (1421 IpmR), Taberlershall al. Tavernshall (1610 SRS 19, 135).