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.


Field in the Parish of Theddingworth

Historical Forms

  • 1934 Sale c.1965 Surv


Birdwell 1934, c. 1965 (v. brȳd, wella; poss. denotes a spring formerly thought to promote fertility, though rather than the OE sb. meaning' bride', the specific may be the postulated adj. with the same form meaning' surging')