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Major Settlement in the Parish of Bridgerule

Historical Forms

  • Brige 1086 DB
  • Brugia 1121 AC
  • Briggeroald 1238 Ass
  • Brigge Rowalde 1291 Tax
  • Bryggeruwel 1393 Exon
  • Bruge Ruardi 1242 Fees787
  • Brugeroward 1281 Ass


The place takes its name from the Ruald who held the manor in 1086 (DB f. 411). The bridge is over the Tamar. Cf. Bridgwater (So)s. n. Ashwater supra 127.

Places in the same Parish