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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Brightwalton

Historical Forms

  • boscus voc. Trendale 1294 Maitland


Trindley (lost). The wood appurtenant to Wickham in Welford, called Trinlech 821 (c. 1200), Trindlæh 821 (c. 1240) BCS 366, may be identical with boscus voc. Trendale 1294 Maitland, v. lēah . The first el. is possibly trendel , trindel 'circle', or *trind 'circular'.Alternatively Dr O. von Feilitzen points out that Tengstrand, 285 ff., postulates an OE  *trind 'stake for fencing', and 'wood where stakes are got' would be a meaningful compound. Professor Löfvenberg also prefers this etymology.