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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bentley Pauncefote

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tardebigge

Historical Forms

  • Beneslei 1086 DB
  • Benetlega, Benetlege 1185 P 1197 FF
  • Pancevot 1212 Fees140
  • Bunetleg 1280 For
  • Benetley in Fekenham forest 1281 Ch
  • Benteley in Tardebigg 1499 Pat
  • Stretch Bentley 1578 Wills


v. beonet , leah and cf. Bentley in Holt supra 141. Richard Panzeuot held land here in 1185 and the Streche family was holding an estate in Bentley in 1275 (SR).