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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bradford

Historical Forms

  • Bradefort 1086 DB
  • Bradeford(e) 1242 Fees784,796
  • Bradafford 1346 FA
  • Brodford 1524 SR


'Wide ford,' over the Torridge.