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.

Uxmore Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden

Historical Forms

  • Ulkesmere 1278–9 RH
  • Uxmere 1615 Ipm
  • Uxmoor 1633 Ipm
  • Uxmore early18th ParColl


Uxmore Fm takes name from Ulkesmere 1278–9 RH, Uxmere 1615Ipm , Uxmoor 1633Ipm , Uxmore early 18th ParColl. The second element mere, 'pool.' The first is uncertain; a secondary form *yxen of oxa , 'ox' (cf. ON wxi , pl. yxn ), might be thought of.