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.

Conington Brook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Conington

Historical Forms

  • Todbrok 1411 Ct
  • Totebroke 1488 Ct


'Fox-brook,' if we take the first element to be ME  tod , 'fox,' though there are difficulties in doing so as that word is distinctively a North Country word, at any rate in early usage. If Tote - is the correct form, with later voicing of t to d before b , then the first element would seem to be the pers. name Tota .

Places in the same Parish