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.

Maiden Bradley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Maiden Bradley

Historical Forms

  • Bradelie 1086 DB
  • Bradelega t.Hy2 Ch 1313
  • Bradeleia t.Hy2 Dugdvi 1196 Cur
  • Bradelegh 1232 BM
  • Maydene Bradelega t.John Dugdvi
  • Maydenbradley 1547 SR
  • Suht Bradeleigh t.Hy3 WMxxx
  • Braddeley 1316 FA


'Wide clearing or wood,' cf. North Bradley supra 138. Suht (sic) in contrast to that place. There was a small cell here, belonging to Amesbury. In 1178 (BM) the place is referred to as Deverell Puellarum from these same nuns. It lies on the old Deverill stream, v. Deverill supra 6.