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 Eldersfield

Historical Forms

  • vill de Bradeforde 1221 Ass
  • Bradeford 1275,1327 SR


The meaning is clear. The place may perhaps be identified with the bradan ford of BCS 1282.