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.

Bradleywood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Boxford

Historical Forms

  • (on) bradan leage 949 BCS877 contemporary
  • Bradelaye, Bradele 1340–1 RentSur
  • Bradelewode Hy6 RentSur
  • Bradley woode 1547 LRMB


Bradleywood Fm, (on ) bradan leage 949 (contemporary) BCS 877, Bradelaye , Bradele 1340–1RentSur , Bradelewode Hy 6RentSur , Bradley woode 1547LRMB . Probably 'at the broad wood', v. brād , (a)h, though the second el. could mean 'clearing'; wood was added later. Cf. the same name 80, 242.