English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Bigenor Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egdean


Bigenor Fm may be the vill of Bogenore in Rotherbridge Hundred (1279 .Ass) which is coupled with Burton in the 1296 Subsidy Roll, for Burton and Egdean parishes adjoin one another. Bogenore (according to the Introd. to the Lay Subsidy Rolls , SRS 10, xxxi) is locally in Pagham Hundred, and as Bognor is in that hundred it would seem that Bigenor may have been a swine-pasture belonging to Bognor with the same name ultimately as that place and as Little Bognor infra 126, two miles to the north, which was a swine-pasture of the adjacent Felpham. The irregular development of the name may be due either to the necessity of distinguishing it from Little Bognor hard by or, alternatively, to the influence of the well- known Bignor three miles to the south.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement