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.

Bradness Cottage and Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barcombe

Historical Forms

  • Bradenye 1279 Ass
  • Bradynheye 1288 Ass
  • Bradeny 1296 SR
  • Bradnies 1649 ParReg


Bradness Cottage and Wood (6″) was probably the home of William de Bradenye (1279Ass ) or Bradynheye (1288Ass ) or Bradeny (1296 SR). The place is called Bradnies in 1649 (Par Reg). This is probably from brad and eg , the land lying low and being liable to flood.