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.

Godley Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chiddingfold

Historical Forms

  • Godelebridge t.Hy8 MinAcct
  • Godelegh 1228 FF
  • Godele 1332 SR


Godley Bridge (6″) is Godelebridge t. Hy 8MinAcct , and was the home of Geoffrey de Godelegh (1228 FF) and William de Godele (1332 SR). 'leahof Gōda ' (cf. Goodleigh (PN D 44)), if the name is of local origin but the family may have come from some other Godley (cf. the hundred-name supra 103).