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.

Little Bognor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fittleworth

Historical Forms

  • Bogenore 1248,1279 Ass
  • Bugenor 1262 FF
  • Begenore 1279 Ass


This must be the Boganora (BCS 898) which was a swine- pasture of Felpham (cf. Idehurst and Limbo supra 105, 117).As Felpham is just by Bognor the name was probably transferred from the one to the other. See further s. n. Bigenor in Egdean supra 102.

Places in the same Parish