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.

Bowshots Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • Burgschedde 1296 SR


Bowshots Fm (6″) was probably the home of Matthew de Burgschedde (1296 SR). This is clearly a compound of burh and the element scydd discussed under Gunshot supra 132.