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.


Field in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Vroggemere Hy3 Cerne
  • Frogge ( s ) mere 1275 RH
  • Froggemere 1838 TA 1300 Hutch
  • Frogmere 1340 NI
  • a certain pole or pitt … which anciently was called Frogmeare 1568 Hutch


Vroggemere Hy 3(14), Frogge(s)mere 1275(p), Froggemere 1292(p), 1300, Frogmere 1340, a certain pole or pittwhich anciently was called Frogmeare 1568('frog pool', v. frogga, mere1; in the bounds ofGillingham forest)