English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Bolebec Castle

Early-attested site in the Parish of Medmenham

Historical Forms

  • Bulbek 1485 Ipm 1539 LP
  • Bulbank 1612 VCH


The site of the castle of the Bolebec family, who took their name from Bolbec near the mouth of the Seine.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement