Broadholme

Broadholme, Lincolnshire

Broadholme, in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Broddi and the Old Norse element holmr ‘an island, an inland promontory, raised ground in marsh, a river-meadow’. Hence, ‘Broddi’s island’. Historically, the parish belonged to Newark Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, but was transferred to West Lindsey in 1986 by the Local Government Boundary Commission.

Old Norse Name

Broddi

Anglicised Name

Broddi

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

place-name

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Acknowledgements

Image © Neil Theasby, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. StentonThe Place-Names of NottinghamshireEnglish Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 202.