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.

Milton Brook, Milton Brook Bridge & Milton Brook Lodge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barrow

Historical Forms

  • Milton Brook, Milton Brook House 1831 Bry 1842 OS
  • Mulneton iuxta Barwe 1353 Indict
  • Mulneton 1393 Surv


Milton Brook, Milton Brook Bridge & Milton Brook Lodge (109–464679), Milton Brook , Milton Brook House 1831 Bry, 1842 OS, cf. Miltons Croft & Miltons Wood 1838TA , Milstone Croft 1747Chol , v. brōc , brycg , loge , hūs , croft , wudu .These names derive from Mulneton iuxta Barwe 1353Indict , Mulneton 1393Surv , 'the mill hamlet', v. myln , tūn , probably at Barrow Mill supra from which the stream runs to R. Gowy, and which was probably established by John, Constable of Chester 1178–90, cf. molendinumet alter molendinum quod pater meus Johannes postea fecit in aggere eiusdem Barwe 1190–1211Cott . Nero C iii, f.174.