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 Caldbeck

Historical Forms

  • Brunrigg juxta Caudebec 1209 Pipe
  • Brunrigge 1223 1237 ib
  • Brunerigg a.1228 HolmC
  • Brounrigg' c.1235 HolmC
  • Brounrygge 1504–15 ECP
  • Browndrigg 1606 CW(OS)ix


'Brown ridge,' v. hryggr (under hrycg ).