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.

Kate's Bench Clump

Early-attested site in the Parish of Maiden Bradley


Kate's Bench Clump. Cf. Cattenbenche 1385, 1531, Gatebenche 14th Hoare, Gadebenche 1402 HMC, App. vii, Cattebenche 1535 VE, 1536MinAcct , Cattesbenche t. Hy 8 ib. For bench , denoting 'a slope,' cf. bencinfra 423. The whole name probably means '(Wild) cats' slope.'