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Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Roxby cum Risby

Historical Forms

  • Bracconhoumes 1647 Elw
  • Breckenholmes 1659 ib


, 1798Elw , 1841TA , Bracconhoumes 1647Elw ,Breckenholmes 1659ib , cf. brakenhoulme close 1606Terrier , ' the pieces of higher dry ground amidst the marshes where bracken grows ' , v. brakni , holmr , in the pl . , a Scand  compound. For the form inBracconhoumes , cf. Sawcliffe Fm supra .