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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Yetminster

Historical Forms

  • Holbrook 1811 OS 1840 TA
  • Holebrok(e) 1280 Ass 1329 Ipm


Holbrook (ST 594100), Holbrook 1811 OS, 1840TA , probably to be associated with Holebrok (e )1280Ass , 1329 Ipm both (p), 'brook running in a hollow', v. hol 2 (wk.obl. -an ), brōc , cf. Holebrook in Lydlinch par. 3 348; a small stream is marked 6″.