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.

Brookwood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • Brokwode 1269 Durf
  • Brockwood 1560 SRS3,13
  • Brokewood 1616 SRS14,167


Brookwood Fm is Brokwode in 1269 (Durf ), Brockwood 1560 (SRS 3, 13), Brokewood 1616 (SRS 14, 167), so that it may be either from OE  broc or brocc. Cf. Brookwood (Sr), Brocwude 1225 ClR.