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.

Beer Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • Hr Beer & Lr Beer, Three-cornered Beer 1838 ib


, named from Hr Beer & Lr Beer , Three-cornered Beer 1838ib , cf. D 'no Benedicto de Bere 1243HarlCh ( a witness in Melbury O . deed ) , from bǣr 2 ' (woodland) pasture ' or bearu ' wood, grove ' .