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 Cranham

Historical Forms

  • Braderugge 1266 Glouc 1327 SR
  • Broadridge 1838 TA


Brotheridge, Braderugge 1266 Glouc, 1327SR (p), Broadridge 1838TA . 'The broad ridge', v. brād , hrycg ; it describes the ridge between Cranham and Witcombe where it broadens out towards the Cotswold escarpment.