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.

Bracebridge Pool

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton Coldfield

Historical Forms

  • Bracebrug c.1170 Wollaton
  • Bracebrig 1207 Cur 1221 Ass
  • Bracebrugge 1316 FA 1354 Ipm
  • Brasbrugge 1387 Moulton
  • Bracebridge Poole c.1540 L


Bracebridge Pool is Bracebrug c. 1170 Wollaton, Bracebrig 1207 Cur, 1221Ass , Bracebrugge 1316 FA, 1354 Ipm, Brasbrugge 1387 Moulton (all p), Bracebridge Poole c. 1540 L. Since all the early forms are derived from pers. names, this place-name is probably of manorial origin, the family having come from Bracebridge (L).