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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wressell

Historical Forms

  • Brend(e) 1188–91 P 1289 YI 1362 Extent
  • La Brend 1254 Baildon 1271 Malton 1333 SR
  • Le Brend(e) 1289 Cl 1360 Ipm
  • Brund 1316 NomVill
  • Brynd(e) 1432 YD 1612 FF
  • Burne 1650 ParlSurv


Brind is Brend (e )1188–91 P, 1289 YIet freq to 1362Extent , La Brend 1254 Baildon, 1271Malton , 1333SR , Le Brend (e )1289 Cl, 1360 Ipm, Brund 1316 NomVill, Brynd (e )1432 YDet freq to 1612 FF, Burne 1650 ParlSurv. ME  brende 'burnt,' used as a substantive of 'a place cleared (or destroyed) by burning.'A mutated form of OE  brand 'a brand, the act or result of burning' might also be thought of. On the use of the French  def. art. le , la , cf. IPN 95.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement