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.

Brakenhou

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • Brakenhou lHy2 Alv eHy2 Alv
  • brakenhou a1182 Alv
  • brakenhou ( wang ) eHy2 Alv

Etymology

Brakenhou lHy2(13), l12(13),brakenhou a1182(13), brakenhou(wang) l12(13)('the bracken coveredmound, hill', v. brakni, haugr, with vangr, a fourth Scand. compound)