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.

Bradley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Bradley

Historical Forms

  • Braidelei 1086 DB
  • Brad(e)leia, Brad(e)le(e), Brad(e)leg(e), Brad(e)legh(e), Brad(e)l', Brad(e)ley(e), Brad(e)ly c.1192 Shir c.1200 WollCh 1208–15 RegAnt 1226 FF 1226 Kniveton 1241 RegLich 1241 RegAnt 1243 Fees
  • Braddeleye 1323 Ass

Etymology

'Broad clearing', v. brād , lēah . The DB spelling Braide - is apparently partly Scandinavianised (v. breiðr ).

Places in the same Parish

Field