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.

Padbrook Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cullompton

Historical Forms

  • Paddo(c)kesbroke
  • Pad(d)ekebrok' 1242 Fees789 1279 Ass 1333 SR
  • Padokbrok 1291 Dartmoor 1408
  • Patrokesbroke 1377 IpmR
  • Paddesbrooke c.1630 Pole


The first element is ME  paddok , 'toad, frog,' as suggested by Blomé (93). There is a small stream here.