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Early-attested site in the Parish of Medmenham

Historical Forms

  • Bockemere 1228 Bract
  • Bokmerfeld 1537 LP
  • Bokmer, Bukmar 1538 LP
  • Bockmore c.1825 O
  • Buckmoor 1826 B


Probably OE  Buccan -mǣre , 'Bucca's boundary.' The farm lies on the parish boundary. v. (ge)mǣre.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement