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.

Brinsham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yate

Historical Forms

  • Brimesham, Brymesham 1182 RBB 1221 Ass 1626 Inq
  • Brimsham, Brymsham 1221 Ass 1394,1402,1646 FF
  • Bruynysham 1303 FA
  • Brumesham 1349 Aid
  • æt Brynes hamme 990 KCD675 11th


Brinsham Fm, Brimesham , Brymesham 1182RBB , 1221Ass , 1626 Inq, Brimsham , Brymsham 1221Ass , 1394, 1402, 1646FF , Bruynysham 1303 FA, Brumesham 1349 Aid. This may be æt Brynes hamme 990 (11th) KCD 675, since Yate was originally in Henbury Hundred (126infra ), which belonged to the Bishops of Worcester, and the grant made by Oswald is associated with that estate. If that is so, it means 'Brȳni's water-meadow' from the OE  pers.n. Brȳni and hamm . The Brim - spellings may in fact be misreadings of Brun -.