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 Great Clifton

Historical Forms

  • Brakanberscahe c.1270 StB
  • Brackenbarrow 1550 Whellan 1687 Work 1725


'Bracken-covered be(o)rg.' In the earliest form, OE  sceaga is added to the name.

Places in the same Parish