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Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Colesbrook [Bridge] 1791 Boswell


, Colesbrook [Bridge]1791 Boswell , probably a late name , but cf. Alexander Cole 1332 SR , v. brōc ; a bridge here over Shreen Water is named in the bounds of the forest of Gillingham as pontem de Mereford 1300 Hutch3 ( Shreen Water was earlier aquam de Mere , Merewater because it rises at Mere W , v. ford , RNs . infra ) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement