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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.

Monk's Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egginton

Historical Forms

  • pontem de Egentona super aquam de Dove 1255 BurtAn
  • pontem Monachorum 1330 Ass
  • le Munkbrugg' 1383 Cor
  • Monkebrigge 1394 Pat
  • Lytulmonkbryge 1406 EveryCh


Monk's Bridge, pontem de Egentona super aquam de Dove 1255 BurtAn, pontem Monachorum 1330Ass , le Munkbrugg '1383Cor , Monkebrigge 1394 Pat, Lytulmonkbryge 1406EveryCh . In 1255 the bridge was in need of repair and a suit was held as to who was respon- sible for the costs. It was built by a prior of the Abbey of Burton by special licence from the abbot, 1255 BurtAn. v. munuc , brycg .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement