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Hosey Bridge

Other OS name in the Parish of Sturminster Newton

Historical Forms

  • acr' voc' Hosebri(d)ge 1557 Val 1567 Glouc 1627 SxAS
  • Osier Bridge 1839 TA


, acr ' voc ' Hosebri (d )ge 1557Val ,1567Glouc , 1627SxAS , Osier Bridge 1839TA , probably ' bridge by the shoots or tendrils ' , with reference to some kind of marsh plant , from hos(s) and brycg , cf. OstbridgeGl 3120 , but alternatively from hosa ' stocking ' applied to a stream or lane , cf. Hose Hill Brk 205 . The site of this bridge is probably to be identified with either pontem vocatum la Stone or Threbruggin in the 14th cent. bounds of Sturminster N . , v. lost names infra .