St Bees Head
Other OS name in the Parish of St Bees
- Berh 1261 StB
- lez berghe 1496 ib
- saincte bees hede 1523 StBA
- the Barugh or St Bees head 1777 NB
( in Sandwith parish ) is Berh 1261 StB, lez berghe 1496 ib., saincte bees hede 1523 StBA, the Barugh or St Bees head 1777NB . These forms show that the original form of St Bees Head was simply ON berg , ' hill . ' The old name survives in Cloven Barth ( 6 ″ ) on the headland south of St Bees Lighthouse .