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.

Long Bredy

Parish in the County of Dorset


A detached parish. Little Bredy and Kingston Russell (now separate pars. supra ) were originally parochial chapelries in this par. though tithings in Uggescombe hundred (Boswell 17, 19, Hutch3 2185–7, 189–92). A detached part of Litton Cheney par. (comprising Ashley and Gorwell) was transferred to Long Bredy in 1884 (Kelly).

Major Settlements