English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Stadhampton

Historical Forms

  • Hantone 1086 DB
  • Brochampton' 1233 Cl 1316 FA
  • Brochamton' 1278–9 RH
  • Brokehampton 1707 FF


Probably hāmtūn, to which brōc was prefixed. This is a common name, but it is always difficult to decide whether the middle element is hām or hamm .