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.

Brixton Hundred

Hundred in the County of Surrey

Historical Forms

  • Brixistane 1067 Cottvi,3
  • Brixiestan, Brixistan 1086 DB
  • Brixiestan 1160,1184,1194 P
  • Brixistane 1225 Ass
  • Brixiston 1241 Ass
  • Brigsistan 1255,1263 Ass
  • Bryxiston 1293 Ipm
  • Brixton 1316 FA
  • Brixon 1650 ParlSurv


'(At) the stone of Beorhtsige (Brihtsige ).' v. Brixton infra 23.It has been noted that one Bricsi held manors in Surrey TRE, viz. at Compton, Horsley and Hatcham, of which the last named is not far distant. The hundred-name is, however, probably much older than this.