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.

Alfreds Well

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Offads Well c.1830 O


It is probable that, as suggested by Duignan (PN Wo 119), this well derives its name from the family of Orford found in Bromsgrove from the 16th cent., who are said to have lived by this spring in the early 19th cent.