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 Great Faringdon

Historical Forms

  • Westebrok 1220 Fees 1282 Cl
  • Westbrok' 1284 Ass
  • Westbrokes 1305 Abbr
  • Westebrok' 1327 SR
  • Westbroke 1428 FA


Westbrook, Westebrok 1220 Fees, 1282 Cl, Westbrok '1284Ass , Westbrokes 1305 Abbr, Westebrok '1327SR , Westbroke 1428 FA.'(Place) west of the brook', identical with Westbrook in Boxford Pt. 1234. According to VCH iv, 489, the brook divided the manorial settlement at Westbrook from the borough or port (v. Port supra ) on the E.