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.

Brovdale

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Brovdale 1595 FMap
  • Broudale c.1638 Holywell

Etymology

Brovdale 15952, Broudale c.1638(Dr Insley suggests that is'the share of land at the brow of a hill', the firstel. being ME  broue(OE  brū)'an eyebrow; a brow of a hill', the seconddeill)