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.

Elm Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woking

Historical Forms

  • Thelebrygge 1294 Ass
  • Thelebrug' 1332 SR
  • Elbridge 1548 LRMB
  • Elbrig t.Ed6 Rental
  • Elbridge 1841 TA


Elm Bridge (6″) is Thelebrygge 1294Ass , Thelebrug '1332 SR (p), Elbridge 1548LRMB , Elbrig t. Ed 6Rental , Elbridge 1841TA .'Plank bridge,' v. þelbrycg , with the usual dropping of initial th through confusion with the definite article and the same folk- etymology as in Elmbridge (PN Gl 60).