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.

Gt Holbrook

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • ( forlang ' de ) Holebro ( u ) k ' 1376 Glyn
  • Hollbrooke mead 1701 Glyn
  • ( to ) holebroke 932 ShaftR

Etymology

Gt Holbrook(West Fd)((forlang' de) Holebro(u)k'1376, Hollbrooke mead 1701, to be identified with(to) holebroke 932(15) inthe Anglo-Saxon bounds of Fontmell,'the hollow brook, the brookrunning in a hollow', v. hol2, brōc)