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 Bradworthy

Historical Forms

  • Bristeleshorda 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Bristelsworde
  • Brichteleswurða 1167 P
  • Brictenestworth 1303 FA
  • Brighteneswych' 1242 Fees791
  • Brightenesw(o)rthy 1279 Ipm 1316 FA
  • Britennysworthi 1330 SR


'Beorhtel 's worþ.' For this pers. name, v. Bricklehurst PN Sx 451. Some of the forms show common confusion of l and n .