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.

Brithem Bottom

Early-attested site in the Parish of Halberton

Historical Forms

  • Brid(d)enbotm 1238 Ass
  • Bridenebotin 1249 FF
  • la Brudenebotme 1267,1270 Ass
  • Brethem Bottome al. Brimbottome 1689 Recov


'Birds' valley,' from bridd , 'young bird' and botm . 'Brides'' is also possible, cf. Bridwell supra 537.