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 Petworth

Historical Forms

  • boscus de Brinckeshole 1262 Ass
  • Brunkesele, Brunkesole, Brumkesole 1279 Ass
  • Brunkesele 1296 SR


'Brynca's syle,' v. Selham supra 28.