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 Broad Chalke

Historical Forms

  • Ferndich' 1275 RH
  • Ferendich t.Hy3 Stowe
  • Vernediche 1570 PembSurv
  • Vernedyche 1590 Wilton


Vernditch is Ferndich '1275 RH, Ferendich t. Hy 3Stowe 798, Vernediche 1570 PembSurv, Vernedyche 1590Wilton . 'Bracken ditch,' v. fearn , dic and Introd. xxi.