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.

Troney Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Colebrooke

Historical Forms

  • Tronabrydge al. Fursehayne 1558 Ct
  • Thorn(e)bridge 1730 Recov 1758 FF


Possibly the first element is OE  trēowen , 'wooden, of wood,' from treow, 'tree.' The river- name Troney is a late back-formation, cf. 15supra .