Early-attested site in the Parish of Hilmarton
- Bignall Hill 1773 AandD
- Bichenehilde, Bechenehilde 1086 DB
Beacon Hill is Bignall Hill 1773 A and D and is held by Jones (198) to be the Bichenehilde , Bechenehilde of 1086 (DB). If this identification is correct it may be that this name is a compound of OE bēacen , 'sign,' and hielde , helde , 'slope.'