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.


Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • Brokylsdale l12 Alv 1577 Terrier
  • brocklesdale 1606 Terrier
  • brocklesdaile 1611 Terrier
  • Brocklesdale 1625 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1721 Terrier
  • Brockelsdale 1638 Terrier


Brokylsdale(sic) 1577, brocklesdale 1606, brocklesdaile 1611,Brocklesdale 1625, 1679, 1721, Brockelsdale 1638(perhaps from a contraction ofthe surn. Brocklesby, cf. John Brokelsbye 1577, with deill; Dr Insley, however,suggests that the first component is probably a topographical term'badgerhill', v. brocc, hyll)