Breamore

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parish:
county:
coords:
Breamore
Hampshire
SU1617
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LIV.16

Breamore
otherwise: Brumore, 1086; Brommore, 1130

refce: Coates 1989
BREAMORE, liberty
Hypothetical Old English 'Brommor'='broom( covered) marsh'. The village is beside the Avon and surrounded by ponds. Forms representing the modern pronunciation, whose origin has not been accounted for, are seen from 1245 'Bremmora' 1544 'Bremmer'. There may have been a Middle English adjective hypothetical 'bremen'='broom grown' whose form could have influenced the place name. The element 'brom' shows an oddly frequent, and early, tendency to unround the vowel to 'a' when shortened (cf BRAMLEY and ctrst. TOTTON).
Every parish in Hampshire whose name includes 'brom' or a relative has unenclosed common surviving today (Tavener 1957). This is testimony to the durability of soil conditions. Common is in general rather rare in Hampshire away from the SW and extreme NE of the county. The survival of a pocket of it in BRAMDEAN, a chalkland parish in the centre of the county is striking.

old map
Breamore
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, village - Fordingbridge Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
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Breamore
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, village - Fordingbridg Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
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old map
Bramer
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, village - Fording Bridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
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Bramer
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, village - Fordi~cbridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
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Bramer
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- settlement, village - Fordingbridg Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
(NRD1SU11.jpg)

old map
Brammer
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- settlement, village - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
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domesday
Brumore
Listed in Domesday Book
- Fordingebrige Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (1.37)
TERRA REGIS ... BRVMORE thtin~ huic M~ suthiori qd ten. rex et rex E tenuit ...

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

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001