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Symondsbury

Major Settlement in the Parish of Symondsbury

Historical Forms

  • Simondesberge 1086 DB 1253 Pap
  • Simondesberga 1086 Exon
  • Simondesbergh(') 1288 Ass 1300 FF 1308 Ipm 1319 FF 1401 Pat
  • Simondesborg 1304 Cl
  • Simondesburgh' Ed2 HarlCh
  • Simondesberwe 1318 Ch
  • Simondesberg 1344 Cerne 14
  • Simondesboroughe 1571 Pole
  • Symondesberg' 1288 Ass
  • Symondesbergh(e) 1288 1316 FA 1516 AD
  • Symondesborg 1304 ChancW
  • Symondesburegh Ed2 HarlCh
  • Symondesburgh(') 1328 FF 1509 Weld2
  • Symondesba(u)rgh(') 1420,1421 ADI 1431 FA 1466 AD
  • Symondesborgh 1422 Ct
  • Symondesborgʒ 1426 Brid
  • Symondesbugh' 1433 HarlRoll
  • Symondesbor(o)ugh(e) 1496 Ipm 1524 Weld2 1571 Pole
  • hundred de Symondesbrigh (sic) c.1500 Eg
  • Symondesbury 1658 Pole
  • Simondisbergh 1344 Cerne 14
  • Simondisborow 1464 Weld1
  • Symondisburgh('), Symondysburgh(') 1418 Weld2 1518 et freq
  • Symondysborow 1458 Cl
  • Symondysborough(e) 1540 Hutch3 1592 Brid
  • Simunisberge 1212 Fees
  • Symonesbury 1273 Banco
  • Simonisberg(h) 1291 Tax 1428 FA
  • Symonisberg(') 1291 Tax l13 Ilch
  • Simonsburgh 1325 Inqaqd
  • Symounesbourowe 1470 Weld2
  • Symonsbor(o)w(e) 1486 CarP 1487 Pole 1533 CarP
  • Symonsburye 1524 ib
  • Symundesberg(') 1237 FF 1268,1288 Ass
  • Symundesbergh' 1268,1280,1288 ib
  • Symundesburgh 1273 Banco 1302 FF
  • Symundesberwe 1300 ib
  • Simundesberg(e) 13 Weld2
  • Symundeberg(h)' 1263 Weld2 1268 Ass
  • Symonebergh' 1268 ib
  • Simond(e)berew(e) 1281 Drew 1281–2 Abbr
  • Symenesberche (sic) 1307 Brid
  • Symendesberugh' Hy8 Winch
  • Symoundesburgh' 1376 Brid
  • Symysbargh' 1464 Weld1
  • Symysburwe 1466 CarP 1467 Pole
  • Symsborow(e) 1533 1572 Weld2
  • Symsburie 1653 ParlSurv
  • Simsborowe Eliz ChancP
  • Symondsbury N & Symondsbury S 1795 Boswell
  • Symmonsbury 1839 TA

Etymology

'Hill or barrow of a man called Sigemund', from the OE  pers.n. Sigemund and beorg, cf. the analogous Simons Barrow PN D 617. The precise reference is uncertain: there are round barrows in the par., and the village is situated between two hills. The second el. shows confusion with bury from OE  burh 'stronghold', cf. Stoborough 173, Charborough 259. The name of the stream flowing to the E of the village, R. Simene, is a back-formation from Symondsbury, v. RNs.infra ; the original name of the stream may be preserved in the p.n. Atrim, partly in Netherbury par. supra and partly in this par. infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Field