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.

Ballifield Hall

Other OS name in the Parish of Handsworth

Historical Forms

  • Balifeld 13 Hlm 1297 LS
  • Ballifield 1644 WillY 1771 M


, Balifeld 13 Hlm (p), 1297 LS (p), Ballifield 1644WillY, 1771 M . The first el . is doubtful , but , since the forms resemble those of Balladen La 64 it may refer to the hillside on which Ballifield stands ; v. balg , feld ; the earliest spellings do not agree with Goodall 's suggestion of baillie ' bailiff ' .