English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Tuislebroc 1086 DB
  • Tuisebrok 1184 RichReg


Mr T. S. Gowland informs us that the name Twistlebro occurs in a 17th cent.list of field-names in this township, and places fairly accurately the site of the DB vill. The name means 'fork stream' from OE  twisla which is used in the topographical sense of 'the fork where two streams meet,' and broc .