Word: FORT
pLACE-NAME: bROSELEY

The name Broseley means ‘the open woodland of the fort-guardian’, and it was created from two Old English words: burhweard and lēah. Old English was the language of the Anglo-Saxons. It suggests that in the Anglo-Saxon period, a person who was a fort-guardian lived there, although we don’t know anything about the fort that the guardian looked after.

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