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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bovill's Marsh

Other OS name in the Parish of Southminster

Historical Forms

  • Bovyles, Bodel(l)es(lond) 1448 MinAcct
  • Bevesse 1559 CtRequests
  • Bowells t.Hy8 MinAcct
  • Buvels Dowland 1777 C 1805 O


is Bovyles , Bodel (l )es (lond )1448MinAcct , Bevesse 1559CtRequests ,Bowells t. Hy 8MinAcct , Buvels Dowland 1777 C, 1805 O , i.e. downland , to distinguish this from Bovills Uplands supra 220 . Both are probably to be associated with the family of Thomas de Bouyle of Bradwell - juxta - Mare ( 1285Ipm ) .

Places in the same Parish