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.

Rowden Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Long Bredy

Historical Forms

  • Rowden Bridge 1589 DCMCt


Rowden Bridge (SY 555898), Rowden Bridge 1589DCMCt , cf. Rowdon yeate 1589DCMCt , Rowdons Close 1603DCMCt , the two Rowden Grounds 1786DCMDeed (Puncknowle), Rowden (Down ), Hr Rowden & Lr Rowden , Rowdin , Lr Rowdin (Cowleaze ), Oak Tree Rowdin 1839TA (Litton Ch.), Rowden (Mead )1839TA (Long Bredy), 'rough hill or down', v. rūh (wk.obl. rūgan , rūwan ), dūn , with brycg , geat . The bridge is where an old track from Abbotsbury crosses the R. Bride.