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.

Bridewell (Lane)

Other OS name in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Bridewell 1811 OS


, Bridewell 1811 OS , probably bridewell ' a prison ' , perhaps used figuratively ( and derogatorily ) of a remote or infertile spot ( the place is near the par . and county bdy ) .