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.

Broad Oak, Broad Oak Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Symondsbury

Historical Forms

  • Brode Woke 1493 Brid
  • Ten't callyd Browde Woke 1557 Brid
  • Broakoake Tenem't 1676 Brid
  • Broad Oak c.1780 Pole
  • Broad Oak farm house, Boad Oak mead & Broad Oak plot 1839 TA


Broad Oak (SY 437954), Broad Oak Fm, Brode Woke 1493Brid , Ten 't callyd Browde Woke 1557Brid , Broakoake Tenem 't 1676Brid , Broad Oak c.1780Pole et passim , Broad Oak farm house , Boad Oak mead & Broad Oak plot 1839TA , '(place at) the large oak-tree', v. brād , āc ; the form woke is from ME  oke with prosthetic w -.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement