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.

Brickford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of High Easter

Historical Forms

  • Bykford(e)bregge 1406–8 Ct 1449 Rental
  • Brykefordbrege 1502 Ct
  • Bickford Bridge 1608 Rental


Brickford Bridge (6″) is pontem de Bircheford 1276, 1291, ponte de Birchefeud , ponte de Brichesford 1291For , Bykford (e )bregge 1406–8Ct , 1449Rental , Brykefordbrege 1502Ct , Bickford Bridge 1608Rental . This is probably 'ford of the birch trees' with variant forms from bierce and beorc . Cf. Birch supra 362, Brick Mere (PN BedsHu 214) and Brigstock (PN Nth 158–9).