Poulner

Poulner, Ringwood
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Ringwood
Hampshire
SU1605
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXX.12

Poulner
otherwise: Polenore, 1300; Polenoure, 1327; Pulnore, 1410; Powner, 1682

refce: Coates 1989
POULNER, district of Ringwood
The second element is 'ora' or 'ofer' both words for 'bank, slope' discussed by Gelling (1984: 173-82). 'Ofer' appears to mean 'flat topped ridge' and 'ora'='slope, foot of a slope'. The topography of east Ringwood favours the latter. The first element is obscure. If it is not an unknown personal name it may be Old English 'polleie'='pennyroyal'. This well known medicinal mint grows in sandy damp places, for which the local soils of the Bursledon Association, a sandy loam subject to waterlogging, would provide a good habitat.

old map
Boulner
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, hamlet - Ringwood Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
(HAR1SU10.jpg)

old map
Bonner
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, hamlet - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.97)
Bonner a vill.
(OG97SU10.jpg)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001