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.

The Brockshire

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lapworth

Historical Forms

  • Brokshagh 1315 Ass
  • Brocsawe 1322 Deed
  • Brocshawe 1332 SR
  • Brockeschawe 1408 ADiv
  • Brockshawe Lane
  • The Brockshire c.1840 TA


The Brockshire (lost) is Brokshagh 1315Ass (p), Brocsawe 1322Deed (p), Brocshawe 1332 SR (p), Brockeschawe 1408 AD iv, Brockshawe Lane n.d. Hudson, The Brockshire c. 1840TA .'Badger wood,' v. brocc , sceaga . The name possibly survives in Brock sheds (field-name).