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 North Bradley

Historical Forms

  • Brochuuere 1257 For
  • Brokeure 1327 SR 1375 Ct
  • Brokevere 1334 Ass
  • Brokeuereswode 1426 Ct
  • Brokerswode c.1460 Rental
  • le Brocherswode 1491 Ct
  • Brockers Wood 1803 Act


The name is apparently identical in origin with Brockhurst supra 38, a compound of OE  brocc, 'badger,' or broc , 'brook,' and yfer , 'slope, bank.'