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 Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Wyk(e) 1244 Ass 1301 Ipm 1432 Exon
  • Brodewyk juxta Chageford t.Ed3 Ass
  • Wyke Southtenge 1342 Ch
  • Greate Weeke 1635 FF


v. wic . For 'broad' in the sense of 'great,' cf. Broad Clyst and Broadhempston infra 573, 509. Cf. also Great Rissington (Gl), Braderisendon 1220 Fees, Risendune Magna c. 1075 Dugdale iii, 284, 289.