following streets, places and buildings use the Brogden or Brogdon name.
The reasons are known in some cases. Please email Mike
you have explanations for the others or any other streets, places or buildings
In the UK the spelling is almost always Brogden but in the USA
the don spelling is almost as prevalent as the den.
a hamlet near Barnoldwick in Lancashire, UK; previously in the West
Riding of Yorkshire. Brogden = brook dene: the valley of the brook.
This is the origin of the Brogden surname.
to be found near Barnoldswick: Brogden Lane (the line of a Roman
road through Brogden); Brogden View; Brogden Street; Brogden
Hall (now demolished); Brogden Hall Farm.
Farm, Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancashire: probably named after the Brogden
family who lived here in the 1820s (if not earlier). Descendents of
James Brogden of Sabden now live in Canada. Click
here for a picture of Brogden Farm
Botley, Oxford: named after Stanley Brogden (1904-1991) in recognition
of his services as a parish and county councillor.
Stand, Tubney Woods, Oxfordshire - a plantation of trees, perhaps
named after the Brogden from Cumnor who was employed there and planted
Avenue, Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire.
Drive, Gatley, Stockport, Cheshire.
Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Green, Middlesborough, Cleveland.
Court, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. (Need to research the
Grove and Brogden Terrace, Sale, Cheshire: named after John
Brogden of Sale.
House, Leigh, Greater Manchester (Is this a John Brogden &
Street, Ulverston, Lancashire: presumably named after John Brogden
of Sale whose company built the local railway.
John Brogden Lodge:
masonic lodge at Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, named after a founder member,
grandson of John Brogden the railway contractor, Arthur John Brogden
(1854 - 1885). His portrait hangs in the starcase. (See Brogdens - some
- a hamlet of 5 dwellings near Maidstone, Kent, each of which has the
name. For example, Brogden Farm Oast. The name presumably arises from
the same root as Brogden in Yorkshire/Lancashire: brook-dene/brook-valley.
Nearby is the similar, Brogdale. George Redmonds, the surname expert,
says that he has seen no suggestion that this Kent Brogden has given
rise to a surname.
Street in Bryan, Texas, USA
Road in Houston, Texas, USA
Bridge in Florida, USA
Hollow, Mississippi, USA
Block, Port Hope, Canada
Close, West Bromwich, Birmingham: perhaps named after Alexander
Brogden (son of John of Sale) who was a local MP for 17 years.
Psychology Building and Brogden Hall, University of Wisconsin,
USA: named after a former psychology professor.
Point, overlooking Lake Otis, USA: 19 acres planted by Isla Van
Clief Brogden in 1978.
North Carolina, USA; possibly named after Curtis Hooks Brogden, Governor
of North Carolina in the 1870s. Birthplace of the Hollywood actress,
Hall: opened in 1954 at the New Hanover High School, Wilmington,
North Carolina, USA.
Sumter, South Carolina, USA
in Georgia, USA
Branch, (name of a stream) Aiken, South Carolina, USA
Hall, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA
Street and Mary Street, Porthcawl, South Wales: named after James
(son of John the railway contractor) and Mary Brogden who developed