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.

Lumbercote Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wawne

Historical Forms

  • Lumbercot(t)es 1150–60,1210–20 Melsa
  • Lumbercotekerre 1221–35 ib


Lumbercote Bridge (6″) is Lumbercot (t )es 1150–60, 1210–20 Melsa, Lumbercotekerre 1221–35 ib. This name should probably be associated with English lumber 'useless odds and ends' (recorded from 1552). v. cot .