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.

Summerham Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Poulshot

Historical Forms

  • Sumerham 13th ADvi
  • Somerham 1332 SR t.Ed3 For


Summerham Bridge is Sumerham 13th AD vi, Somerham 1332SR (p), t. Ed 3For . Perhaps 'summer ham or hamm' because used at that time. Cf. the place-name Somerton found in L, Nf, O and So.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement