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Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • (aqua de) Fulebroc, Fulebroke 12,1154–89 Glouc 1221 Ass
  • Folebroc a.1170 GlChiv,9
  • Fulbrok(e) c.1310 p.1412 GloucHist 1537 MinAcct


Fulbrook (lost), (aqua de ) Fulebroc , Fulebroke 12, 1154–89 Glouc, 1221Ass , Folebroc a. 1170GlCh iv, 9, Fulbrok (e )c. 1310 ib iii, 4, p. 1412 GloucHist, 1537MinAcct . 'The dirty brook', v. fūl , brōc . This stream ran under the inner North Gate and through the Abbey grounds (Glouc i, 155).