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.

Baffle Beck

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow


Baffle Beck, cf. Bawghill Yate 1576 Wheater, Bawghell Yate 1577 Spoff, Bowhill-yate 1767 Comm, Baffle Gate 1839 'Rounded hill', v. balg , hyll , geat 'gate'; the name may be connected with the f.n. Belghagre in Kearby (41supra ), which seems to contain the mutated form belg .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name