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Wright's Bridge (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Noak Hill

Historical Forms

  • le Wright 1332 SR

Etymology

Wright's Bridge (Fm) (6″). Cf. tenement called John Wright 1378 HPD, Wrightes 1464 Pat, Wryghtes brydge , John Wright son of John de brydge 1553 SWealdPR, John Wryght off bryge 1569 ib. So called from the family of John le Wright (1332SR ) of Havering, who had a grant of land “with houses built thereon in Haverynge abutting on the high road from Brendewode to London” (1428 AD iii), the site of the present farm.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement