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.

West Bridgford

Major Settlement in the Parish of West Bridgford

Historical Forms

  • Brigeforde 1086 DB
  • Brigeford juxta pontem de Notingham 1238 Ebor
  • Brygeford ad pontem 1298 Ipm
  • Briggeford 1302 FA
  • Briggeford atte Briggend 1361 HMCVarvii
  • Westburgeforde 1572 Wills
  • West Bridford al. Bridford at the Bridge ende 1595 Recov
  • Bridgeforth al. Sheffeild Hall 1591 ib


'Ford by the bridge.' v. East Bridgford supra 222. For burge , v. Introd. xxiii.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site