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.

Trobridge Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Crediton and Crediton Hamlets

Historical Forms

  • Trowbregg' 1281 Ass
  • Trouburgg 1285 FA
  • Troubrigg 1289 Ass
  • Trobrigge 1303 FA
  • Trobrugge 1400 IpmR 1411 Exon


'Tree bridge,' v. treow . The name probably referred to a felled or fallen tree used to cross the little stream here. Cf. Trowbridge (W), Troubrug 1212 PatR.