English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Bromylcroft

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • Bromylcroft 1464 Weld
  • Bromehilcroft 1464 Weld
  • Bromyllesfild 1489 Weld
  • Bromylsgrove 1461 Rent

Etymology

Bromylcroft,Bromehilcroft 1464, Bromyllesfild 1489, Bromylsgrove 1461(probably'enclosure, field, and grove belonging to Broomhill supra', v. croft, feld, grāf(a), butcf. terr' Willelmi Bromyll 1451, ten' quondam Johannis Bromyll 1484,where the surname is derived from that p.n.)