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Survey of English Place-Names

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Burton Bradstock

Major Settlement in the Parish of Burton Bradstock

Historical Forms

  • Bridetune Wm1 Dugd(VIp.1108)
  • Bridetuna 1142–80 AddCh c.1207
  • Brideton(e) Wm1 Salis 13 DB 1086 France 1156–7,1174–82 Brid 1273 Banco 1275 FA 1303
  • Bridetona 1086 Exon 1129 CartAnt 1190 Ch 1332 Pat 1190 1342
  • Bridetun' 1273 Brid 1288 Ass
  • Britidon (sic) 1142–54 France
  • Bridituna 1142–80 AddCh c.1207
  • Briditonia 1156–7 France
  • Briditona 1244 Ass
  • Briditone Sancti Wandrigesili 1285 FA
  • Briditon' 1288 Ass 1307,1313 Brid
  • Bridy(e)ton' 1288 Ass
  • Burtun' 1251 Cl
  • Burton Ed3 Brad 1348 Pat 1535 VE 1653 ParlSurv
  • Berton 1381 Pat
  • Byrton 1467 Cl 1538 Weld2
  • Breddintun 1252 Ch
  • Bridinton' 1288 Ass
  • Brydington, Brydyngton 1314 Drew
  • Brotton' 1280 Ass
  • Brutton(e) 1325 Brid 1332 SR 1428 FA
  • Bruton 1388 Pat
  • Brudeton 1291 Tax 1349 Pat 1428 FA
  • Brytton(') 1327 SR 1429,1431 Cl
  • Britton(e) 1367 Weld2 1456 et freq
  • Bretton 1358 Cl
  • Burton Bradstock 1773 Bayly 1811 OS

Etymology

'Farmstead or estate on the R. Bride', v. tūn , RNs. infra , cf. Little Bredy & Long Bredy pars. both supra and Bredy Fm in this par. infra . One of the two DB holdings (æcclesiam de Bridetone ) belonged to the abbey of St Wandrille in Rouen, Normandy (Ecclesia S ' Wandregisili ) in 1086, cf. the charter of Wm 1 (Dugd VI p. 1108) confirming this, hence the affix in 1285 FA. The current affix Bradstock , though not on record at an early date, relates to the possession of the manor by the abbey of Bradenstoke W from the mid 13th cent., cf. 1251 Cl, 1286 Ch (p. 329), 1303 FA, Ed 3Brad (ff. 168b, 170b), and Hutch3 2 280.

Places in the same Parish

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