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 Cumrew

Historical Forms

  • Brakenthweyt in Gillesland 1285 For
  • Brakanthwayt 1459 Fine
  • Breknowhate 1603 Gilsland
  • Brackanthwait 1613 CWxx


'Bracken þveit.'

Places in the same Parish