Originally posted by BlueBoar
Brindley was used to describe a burnt clearing. I think I read that somewhere, but I could have been mistaken...
All I've found on that is that Brindley in Cheshire is thought to have derived its name from berned
(Old English) burnt, and leah
(Old English) a forest, wood, glade, clearing; (later) a pasture, meadow. so it looks like it's a proper name only.
Originally posted by pleasantsurprise