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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • Brachen(e)leia juxta Rundheia a.1153 Kirkst
  • Brachinel(eia) 1166–93,1170–3 Kirkst
  • Brakineleia l.12 ib


Brackenley (lost), Brachen (e )leia juxta Rundheia a. 1153 Kirkst, 1155–62 YCh 1452 Brachinel (eia )1166–93, 1170–3 Kirkst, Brakineleia l. 12 ib. 'Bracken clearing', v. brakni , lēah .