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.

Byde Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Potterne

Historical Forms

  • Bidesknappe 1341 Cor
  • Byde 1346 Ass
  • Bide 1633 PCC


Byde Fm (6″) is Bidesknappe 1341Cor , Byde 1346Ass (p), Bide 1633 PCC. Byde Fm stands on a small isolated hill, doubtless here described as a cnæpp . Near by is Byde Mill (6″) (disused).For this stream-name cf. Bydemill Brook supra 4.