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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bubb Down Fm, Bubb Down Hill, Bubb Down Lane, Bubb Down Plant. & Bubb Down Withy Bed

Other OS name in the Parish of Melbury Bubb

Historical Forms

  • via voc' Bubbeysdowne (sic) 1499 Weld1
  • close called Bubdowne 1550 Ilch
  • (The Beacon on) bubdowne (hill) 1569–74 Map
  • Bubb-Down 1774 Hutch1
  • Bubdown (Yonder) Hill, Bubdown Plant. 1839 TA


, via voc ' Bubbeysdowne (sic)1499Weld 1, close called Bubdowne 1550Ilch , (The Beacon on ) bubdowne (hill )1569–74Map , Bubb -Down 1774 Hutch1 (further mention of formerbeacon), Bubdown (Yonder ) Hill , Bubdown Plant .1839TA , from doun ' down ' with the family name Bubb , v. discussion under par . name supra .