Bramshaw

settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Bramshaw
Hampshire
SU2716
refce: HANTSLOC.t

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

Bramshaw
otherwise: Brammesage , 1086; Bremscaue , 1158; Brumeshage , 1186; Brambelshagh , 1272

refce: Coates 1989
BRAMSHAW, formerly partly in Wiltshire
Hypothetical Old English 'Bremelsceaga'='bramble bush wood' or 'bramble strip of wood'; the occasional forms in 'u/o' seem to have been influenced by the word 'brom'='broom'. Note 'Bramble Hill Walk' (cf 1595 'Brambelhill') in this parish. 'Sceaga' usually denotes a small wood, copse or woodland strip.

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001