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.

Selley Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thornton Dale

Historical Forms

  • Selibrigg 1301 LS
  • Selybrygge 1349 NRS
  • Seliflat 1201 ChR


'Bridge by the willows' v. brycg . The first element is ON  selja 'willow.' A field in this district was called Seliflat in 1201 ChR.