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 Bremhill

Historical Forms

  • Cadehā 1086 DB
  • Cadenham t.Hy3 RegMalm t.Ed1 Dugdiv
  • Cadenham juxta Bradenstoke 1295,1347 FF
  • Kadenham 1242 Fees
  • Caddenham 1546 LP
  • Cadnam 1595 FF
  • Cadnam al. Caddenham 1665 Recov


Cadenham is Cadehā 1086 DB, Cadenham t. Hy 3 RegMalm, t. Ed 1 Dugd iv, Cadenham juxta Bradenstoke 1295, 1347FF , Kadenham 1242 Fees, Caddenham 1546 LP, Cadnam 1595FF , Cadnam al. Caddenham 1665Recov . 'Cada 's ham.' Close at hand is Catcombe in Hilmarton infra 268, while in the bounds of Bremhill itself we have Cadeburne (BCS 717) now Cat Brook supra 5. All must take their name from the same man. This personal name is found also in Cadinglæge in Westwood (W) (KCD 658) and in Cadley infra 245.