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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Horsell

Historical Forms

  • Brykshete t.Hy3 For
  • Brythschete t.Ed3 For
  • Bryghtsshete 1331 WAM 1474 Onslow
  • Burgshete 1332 SR
  • Brightshet 1548 LRMB
  • Brusshett t.Ed6 Rental


Brishetts (1844TA ) is Brykshete t. Hy 3For , Brythschete t. Ed 3For , Bryghtsshete 1331WAM , 1474Onslow , Burgshete 1332 SR, Brightshet 1548LRMB , Brusshett t. Ed 6Rental .'Bright angle or corner of land,' v. sceat .