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 Elmstone Hardwicke

Historical Forms

  • Knyghtenbrugge 1464 AddR
  • Knights Bridge 1777 M


Knightsbridge, Knyghtenbrugge 1464AddR , Knights Bridge 1777 M.'Bridge where youths congregated', v. cniht , brycg ; cf. such names as Knightsbridge (Mx 169), etc., and EPN i, 102.