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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hr Atrim

Early-attested site in the Parish of Symondsbury

Historical Forms

  • Higher Atram 1811 OS
  • Higher Atram Fm 1839 TA
  • Stok(e) Atram 1288 Ass 1380 HarlCh 1500 Weld2 1769 DCMMap 1795 Boswell
  • Dec'de Stoke Aterham 1422 Ct
  • Stocke Atram 1576 Poul
  • Stocatrum Atrum, Stok Atrum Tithing 1664 HTax
  • Stok' 1268 Ass 1280,1288 ib
  • Atron (sic) 1200–1 Hutch3


Hr Atrim (SY 445950), Higher Atram 1811 OS, Higher Atram Fm 1839TA , part of the hamlet of Atrim most of which lies in Netherbury par. supra q. v. for early forms and discussion of the name. That part of Atrim in this par. is (according to Hutch3 2 110) to be identified with Stok (e ) Atram (') 1288Ass , 1380HarlCh , 1500Weld 2, 1769DCMMap , 1795 Boswell, Dec 'de Stoke Aterham 1422Ct , Stocke Atram 1576Poul , Stocatrum Atrum , Stok Atrum Tithing 1664 HTax, cf. ter ' in Stokeatham (sic)brigge 1546Ct .The affix is a lost p.n. Stokes 1200–1 Hutch3 (p), Stok '1268Ass (p), 1280, 1288ib , cf. Dec ' de Stoke et Atram 1422Ct , v. stoc 'outlying farmstead, dependent settlement', brycg . The first form occurs as the surname of John de Stokes who claimed ½ hide in Atron (sic) in 1200–1 (Hutch3 2110), cf. also Thorn' Stokes i mes ' cu ' curtill '1457Ct .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement