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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Tupton

Historical Forms

  • Ankerbould 1657 ParRegNorthWingfield
  • Ankerbold 1687 Portland
  • Braylesford juxta Tupton 1356 WollCh
  • little Breillesford 1532 Woll


Ankerbold, Ankerbould 1657 ParReg North Wingfield, Ankerbold 1687Portland , 'hermit's dwelling', v. ancra , boðl . It is earlier Braylesford juxta Tupton 1356WollCh , little Breillesford 1532Woll , named from the de Braylesford family, which held land there (1356WollCh ). The modern name may well be simply an antiquarian invention.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement