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.

Bentley Grange

Early-attested site in the Parish of Emley

Historical Forms

  • Benet(e)le(ia), Benet(e)leya 13 YDvi J BM
  • grangia de Benet(e)leya 1237 FF
  • Bentelaie, Benteley 13,1226,1253 YDv
  • Bentlay, Bentley 13 YDviii 1471 YDvi 1536 YDv
  • Bentley Grange 1822 Langd


'Clearing overgrown with bent-grass', v. beonet , lēah , cf. Bentley i, 24supra . It was a grange of Byland Abbey (1471 YD vi, 5), v. grange .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site