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.

Brockley ( Orchd )

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA


Brockley(Orchd)(v. lēah, first el. probably brōc, cf. Jacob atte Bro(u)k(e) 1327,1332, 1340,'at the brook', John Byyandebrouke 1327, William Bynghandebrouk'(sic) 1332,'beyond the brook', v. atte, begeondan)