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.

Quina Brook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Kinabrook 1762 PR(L)
  • Quinabrook 1777,1808 ib
  • Quino Brook 1810 1818 Garbet
  • Quenn(i)y (Lands) 1687 PR(H)
  • Winewesbrok 1301 SAC


Quina Brook (SJ 525330), Kinabrook 1762 PR(L) 10, Quinabrook 1777, 1808 ib, Quino Brook 1810 ib, 1818 Garbet. The settlement is a short distance S. of the tributary of Soulton Brook which is here treated as the boundary between Coton and Edstaston. The name resembles that of Quinny Brook in Wistanstow, mentioned in ERN with the spellings Quen (n )y 1577, Queneie 1586. Other forms for Quinny Brook are Quenn (i )y (Lands )1687 PR(H) 17 and probably Winewesbrok 1301 SAC. The duplication suggests a stream-name, albeit of obscure origin.There is no likelihood of a compound with ēa, as that term is applied to major rivers.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name