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 Hatherleigh

Historical Forms

  • Ludebrugg' 1330 SR
  • Lydebrigge 1483 IpmR


This is a difficult name. The river here is the Lew, but Blomé (143) suggests that this part of it was also called Lyde (cf. Ekwall RN 272 ff.).