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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bray

Historical Forms

  • Horipord' 1220 Fees
  • Holyport 1395 PubLib(Bray) 1525 Windsor
  • Holyporte 1522 BM
  • Holliporte, Hollyport 1586 RentSur 1704–5 PubLib 1761 Rocque 1790 Pride


Holyport, Horipord '1220 Fees, Holyport 1395PubLib (Bray ), 1525Windsor , Holyporte 1522 BM, Holliporte , Hollyport 1586RentSur , 1704–5PubLib , 1761 Rocque, 1790 Pride. Cf. also Holyportfeld 1491PubLib (Bray ), Hollyporte Feild 1631–2Bodl , Hollyport Green 1674PubLib . Probably 'muddy market town', from horig and port , in which case the alteration of the first el. may, as suggested in DEPN, be due to a local desire for a pleasanter name. Cf. Holyford D 622.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement