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 Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Brodelond 1280–9 ChNCP
  • Berdeslond 1422 FB
  • Bordeslond 1422 FB
  • Berdlond 1687 HD


Brodelond 1280–9 ChNCP, Berdeslond, Bordeslond 1422 FB, Berdlond 1687 HD(v. brād in variation with berd'rim, edge, border', a variant of brerd,MED s.v., and land)