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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Battlescomb(e) 1609 AOMB394 1830 M
  • Battlefrome field (sic for Battlescomefield) 1702 GR892


Battlescombe, Battlescomb (e )1609AOMB 394, 1830 M, Battlefrome field (sic for Battlescomefield )1702GR 892. Probably 'Bæd(d)el's valley', v. cumb . This OE pers.n., which is not on record but is a normal derivative of OE  Bada , has a similar change in other p.ns. like Battle Bridge (242), Battledown (ii, 97infra ) and Battlesden (Bd 115).