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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Turnworth

Historical Forms

  • Brocam John AddCh
  • bosco voc' (le) Brokham, pastura in (le) Brokham 1507 1530 ib
  • Brokeham (Wood) 1546 Hutch3
  • Brock hams 1840 TA


Brockham (ST 814071), (6 acres in) Brocam JohnAddCh , bosco voc ' (le ) Brokham , pastura in (le ) Brokham 1507 (1530) ib , Brokeham (Wood )1546 Hutch3, Brock hams 1840TA , possibly 'enclosure or meadow by a brook', from brōc and hamm ; there is no brook marked on the maps, but Brockham lies beside the valley called Coombe Bottom in Ibberton par. infra . Alternatively, the first el. could be brocc 'a badger', cf. Brockham Sr 282.