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.

Flamston Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishopstone

Historical Forms

  • Flambardeston(e) 1227 FF 1281 Ass 1304 FF 1332 SR
  • Flamberdeston(e) 1227 FF 1279 Ass 1428 FA
  • Flamberstone 1275 RH
  • Flambeston 1543 SR
  • Flambston 1565 FF
  • Flampson 1624 Recov


This is a late tun-formation. Walter Flambard is mentioned in 1202 (Cur) in connection with Ebbesborne, and Walter, son of Robert Flambard , held Flamston in 1227 (FF). Flambard (well known as the surname of William Rufus's minister) is a Norman personal name of Germanic origin.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement