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 Brampton

Historical Forms

  • del Wra de Brampton 1292 Ass
  • del Wra 1300 GDR
  • Wra 1363,1485 Ipm
  • Wraa 1399 IpmR
  • Wraye 1589 ExchKR
  • ye Wrea 1603 Gilsland


'Corner of land,' v. (v).