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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.

Ell Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Newent

Historical Forms

  • Elbrigge c.1275 For
  • El(l)ebruge c.1280,c.1290 Newent5d,28
  • Elbrugg' hull 1397 GR421
  • Elbridge c.1580 LRMB
  • ate Nelme c.1280 Newent6d


Ell Bridge, Elbrigge c. 1275For , El (l )ebruge c. 1280, c. 1290Newent 5d, 28, Elbrugg ' hull 1397GR 421, Elbridge c. 1580LRMB . Probably 'bridge by the elm', v. elm , brycg ; the bridge is across Ell Brook (i, 7supra ). Cf. Elm Bridge (ii, 147supra ) of similar origin and with similar forms. The elm-tree here may be referred to in ate Nelme c. 1280Newent 6d.