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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Speen

Historical Forms

  • Bagenore 1086 DB 1199 Cur 1404 Fine
  • Bag(g)enore (p), Bagenhore 1241 Ass
  • Baggenor' 1247–8 FF
  • Bag(g)enore 1284 Ass


Bagnor, Bagenore 1086 DB, 1199 Cur (p)et passim with variant spelling Bagenor ' to 1404 Fine, Bag (g )enore (p), Bagenhore 1241Ass , Baggenor '1247–8FF (p), Bag (g )enore 1284Ass , 'river-bank fre- quented by badgers', v. bagga , ōra . The first el. may be in the gen.pl.The village lies on the bank of the R. Lambourn.