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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bullhousen Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Bulrowsen wood 1607 Norden
  • Bulrowsen 1609 LRMB
  • Bullrowsen 1840 TA
  • Bullrowson 1863 Onslow


Bullhousen Fm (6″) is Bulrowsen wood 1607Norden , Bulrowsen 1609LRMB , Bullrowsen 1840TA , Bullrowson 1863Onslow . Mr O. G. S. Crawford informs us that in the Object Name Book (1870) of the Ordnance Survey, alternative forms Bulrouzen and Bullhousen are given, the former on the authority of the Rate-book, and the latter on the authority of the Rector and one of the meresmen. There can be no doubt that in this case the Ratebook is the better authority. The ultimate significance of the name remains obscure.

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