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.

Chapel and Church Brampton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Chapel and Church Brampton

Historical Forms

  • Branton(e) 1086 DB 1255 FineR
  • Branton Minor 1242–3 Fees
  • Braunton 1253 Ch
  • Bramton(e) 1194 P 12th ADii 1200 Cur 1202 Ass 1203 Abbr
  • Brampton(e) 12th Survey
  • Little Brampton 13th ADii
  • Magna Brampton 1275 RH
  • Chyrche Brampton 1287 Ass
  • Chapell Brampton 1474 BM
  • Brambton 1228 Cl
  • Bromton 1215 ClR


The history of this p.n. is the same as that of Brampton (PN BedsHu 234). It is from brame and tun , hence 'brier' or 'bramble farm.' There are no remains of the chapel which gave name to Chapel Brampton and very imperfect traditions of it (Bridges i, 493).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name