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.

Barford Hundred

Hundred in the County of Bedfordshire

Historical Forms

  • Bereford(e) 1086 DB 1202,1227,1240 Ass 1284,1302,1316,1346,1428 FA


For the etymology of this name v. Gt Barford infra . The exact meeting-place of the Hundred is unknown. The village, in which it must have lain, is at the centre of the arc on which lie the parishes forming the Hundred.