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Survey of English Place-Names

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South Bramwith, formerly Sand Bramwith

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hatfield

Historical Forms

  • Branuuat, Branuuode, Branuuit(h)e 1086 DB
  • Bramwith 1324 MinAcct 1540 Bodl127b
  • Lytill Bramwith 1580 WillY
  • Sand Bramwith 1771 M 1842 TA


Other spellings are as for Kirk Bramwith on the north bank of the R. Don (ii, 30infra ). 'Wood overgrown with broom', v. brōm , viðr , the latter perhaps replacing OE  wudu (judging by the DB spelling -uuode ). For the affixes, v. sūð ('south' in relation to Kirk Bramwith), sand .