Benthead DFL S NT095923 1 384 165m EAF
Bent 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Benthead 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc bent + Sc heid
‘End or head of the place where bent grass grows’. Note also nearby Bentymires, just over the parish boundary in BEA.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1