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.

Brooks's Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Medmenham


It is just possible that this is the last trace of the Domesday manor of Broch (264 b). If we may trust the rubrication in DB that manor was in Desborough Hundred. This is the only name in that Hundred which in any way resembles it and it is to be noted that Lysons (605) speaks of a manor of Brock in Medmenham.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement