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.

The Welsh Harp

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • Braynt Bridge 1662 Sess


The Welsh Harp (officially 'The Brent or Kingsbury Reservoir') is an artificial lake formed in 1835–9 by the damming of the Brent near its junction with the Silk stream at this point. The popular name is from the old Welsh Harp Inn on the main road here.

Welsh Harp Bridge was Braynt Bridge in 1662(Sess).