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.

Ironbridge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Shalford

Historical Forms

  • Ewen(e)breg(g)e t.Ed3 Rental 1368,1496 Ct
  • Ewen Bridge 1561 Rental
  • Ewen Bridge or Iron Bridge 1777 C


Ironbridge Fm is Ewen (e )breg (g )e t. Ed 3Rental , 1368, 1496Ct (p), Ewen Bridge 1561Rental , Ewen Bridge or Iron Bridge 1777 C. OE  ēowena -brycg , 'ewes' bridge,' from OE  ēowu , 'ewe.' Cf. Ewenedowne in Uffington (Berks) 1569 AD vi and Yorney Wood infra .