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Early-attested site in the Parish of Cheswardine

Historical Forms

  • Semebre 1086 DB
  • Sambroc 1255-6 Ass


Probably 'sand brook', though some spellings with San (d )- might have been expected. Sambourn Wa has Sam -, Sand - and Som -.

Sambrook is a township of Chetwynd parish.