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.

Bedwellhay Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ely St Mary

Historical Forms

  • Bidewelle 1302 MinAcct
  • Bed(e)wel(l)hay(e), Bed(e)wel(l)hey 1403 SewersA 1570 et freq
  • Bedelhey 1576 Saxton
  • Beadall Haye 1606 Depositions
  • Beddlehay 1615 Elien


'Enclosure by the spring in the hollow,' v. byde , wielle , (ge)hæg.Cf. Bidwell (PN Nth 222) and Bedlar's Green (PN Ess 35).