Beckley

Beckley, Bransgore
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Bransgore
Hampshire
SZ2296
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXXXVII.2

Beckley
otherwise: Bichelei, 1086; Beckele, 1294

refce: Coates 1989
BECKLEY, Domesday Book manor in Christchurch
These are the only medieval spellings known. Old English 'Beocca's clearing/wood', or perhaps 'Bicca's'. Cf 'Beckton' in Hordle, less than 5m away, which Gover believes to contain the same name.

domesday
Bichelei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rodedic Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (NF3.15)
IN FORESTA NOVA et CIRCA EA~ ... Ipse com~ h~t in BECHELEI una~ hid~ et Nigell de eo . Holengar tenuit in paragio ...

domesday
Beceslei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rodedic Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

domesday
Bichelei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Bovre Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001