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Survey of English Place-Names

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Broadhayes Fm & Broadhayes Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockland

Historical Forms

  • Boardhays 1844 TA
  • Broadhays, or as it is sometimes called Bordhayes 1863 Hutch3
  • Bordesheye 1238 Ass


Broadhayes Fm & Broadhayes Ho (ST 234025), Boardhays 1844TA , Broadhays , or as it is sometimes called Bordhayes 1863 Hutch3, probably to be identified with Bordesheye 1238Ass , from hay (OE  (ge)hæg) 'enclosure' and the ME  surname Bord (e ), cf. Gervas Borde 1244Ass , Richard Burde 1340 NI, John Bord (e ), William Bord (e )1664 HTax, and Boards Breach Copse infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement