English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Kilnwick

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Bracenan c.972 BCS1279 c.1200
  • Brachen(e) 1086 DB 12th YD
  • Braken(e) 1195 Cur 1240,1272 FF 1415 YI
  • Braken(e) super le Wold 1600 FF
  • Brakken, Bracken 13th Warter 1300 YI 1828 Langd
  • Brackyn 1322 BM
  • Brakkeng 1379 Poll


'In the bracken,' v. braken . The OE spelling is probably a late dat. plur.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement