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.

Norton Bavant

Major Settlement in the Parish of Norton Bavant

Historical Forms

  • Nortone 1086 DB
  • Northton 1242 Fees
  • Northton Scidemor 1305 Ass
  • Nortonbavent 1381 Pat
  • Norton Bavan 1675 Ogilby
  • Bavent in 1301 (Pat)


'North farm,' v. tun . North with reference to Sutton Veny infra . Geoffrey de Escudemor ' held the manor in 1242, but it had passed to the family of Alesia de Bavent in 1301 (Pat).Adam de Bavent married Alice, only daughter and heiress of Peter de Scudamore (Hoare 77).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site