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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Brocks 1719 Aubrey 1728 Cox 1826 G
  • Brox 1823 Br
  • Brochurst 1201 Chertsey t.Hy3 For 1332 SR
  • Buckish (ib. 81)


Brox is Brocks 1719 Aubrey, 1728 Cox, 1826 G, Brox 1823 Br, and would seem to be identical with Brochurst 1201 Chertsey, t. Hy 3For (p), 1332 SR (p), with later contraction as in Dux from Dukersh (PN D 136) and Bucks from Buckish (ib. 81). If so, the meaning is 'badger wood,' v. brocc , hvrst .