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.

Forest Becks

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • For(r)est beck(e)s 1634,1654 PRBlt 1665 PRGis
  • Bolton forest 1613 ib
  • the Forrest 1621 PRBlt


Forest Becks, For (r )est beck (e )s 1634, 1654 PRBlt, 1665 PRGis, named from Bolton forest 1613 ib, the Forrest 1621 PRBlt, v. forest , bekkr 'stream'.