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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Arlecdon

Historical Forms

  • Brunrig(g) c.1180 StB 1208,1230 P 1321 Ipm
  • Brounrigg 1334 ib
  • in villa de Moreton 1338 StB
  • Morton Brownrigg 1580 FF
  • Brownridge 1770 PR(Lamplugh)


'Brown ridge,' v. hrycg .Mor (e )ton is Murton in the neighbouring parish of Lamplugh (infra 406).