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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings

Historical Forms

  • Bedburgh 1493 Ipm
  • Bedborough 1522 SR
  • Bedborowe 1603 FF 1632 Recov
  • Bedborough 1716 ib


Professor Ekwall suggests the pers. name Beotta (cf. OE Beotting ) as the first element. The second element is beorg , here used of a barrow as there is no hill.