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 Framfield

Historical Forms

  • Plottesbregg 1272 RH
  • Plattesbrigge 1308 Cl
  • Plottysbregge 1492 Ct
  • Plottesbridge, Plottysbryge 1542,1563 SAC21,199


Plotsbridge (lost) is Plottesbregg 1272 RH, Plattesbrigge 1308 Cl, Plottysbregge 1492Ct , Plottesbridge , Plottysbryge 1542, 1563 SAC 21, 199 and means apparently 'bridge of (or by) the plot of ground,' but it should be noted that the surname le Plot is found more than once in the early Subsidy Rolls, so that a pers. name of ME origin is not out of the question.