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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Sibson cum Stibbington

Historical Forms

  • Arnewassebrok 1278 Seldenii
  • Arnewas 1279 RH 13th ADiv
  • Arnewessebroke 1348 ADiv


'Earna's water-washed land' v. (ge)wæsc. Earna is not on record but would be a regular shortened form of one of the OE  names in Earn -; cf. Erne , Earne in DB (TRE).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement