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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Goghemer(e)slane t.Hy3,1377 Chertsey
  • Gogmereslane 1344 Chertsey


Gogmore (6″) is Goghemer (e )slane t. Hy 3, 1377 Chertsey, Gogmereslane 1344 Chertsey. The first element is the dialectal word gog , 'bog, quagmire,' discussed in PN D 380, s. n. Gogland.Hence, 'mere or pool with boggy ground.'