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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bentley

Historical Forms

  • Benechelie (sic) 1086 DB
  • Benetleia 1221 Madox 1301 Ipm
  • Bent(e)leye 1316 FA 1335 FF


'Bent-grass clearing,' v. beonet , leah .

Places in the same Parish