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.

Bryant's Heath

Early-attested site in the Parish of Felmingham

Historical Forms

  • Brianesmere et brueria 1343 NfD
  • Bryants Heath 1838 TA


Bryant's Heath, Brianesmere et brueria 1343 NfD (Brianes qualifies brueria 'heath' as well as mere ), Bryants Heath 1838TA ; cf. Robert Bryen 1311 FF, 1328 Banco, Will. Bryen 1352 FF, Will. Bryan 1365 NfD, Brians ' manor 1829 NfT, Bryant 's manor 1845 White (v. Reaney s.n.Brian , Bryant , a Breton name introduced into England by the Normans, and hǣð ).