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At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of (1 message)
At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of Avebury, Wilts. > > It's known locally as either the Horsbrook or the Sambourn(e). It > feeds into the Winterbourne which flows south to become the River > Kennet. > > Hosbrook is not problematical. But Sambourne suggests either the > 'half' or 'part' brook (which vaguely fits its relationship to the > much larger and longer Wintebourne) or the 'unity bourne' which (even > allowing for the sense of a confluence between the two) does not make > much sense to me. > > But could it be the 'summer bourne'? It's as dry as a bone every > summer (just like, as might be expected, the Winterbourne) but if I > head into the realms of speculation about a now-lost dam/pond it > could have held water into or through the summer. I am trying to > avoid such spe! cualtions but such a pond would be entirely appropriate > when pastoral farming dominated these chalk uplands. > > I would be very interested to know any thoughts about either this > Sambourne or any other similar names for minor watercourses. > > Thanks > > Bob -- Tom Ikins The Roman Map of Britain http://www.romanmap.com (1 message)
Athenas (1 message)
Gulpher - another French name in DB? (4 messages)
Harmondsworth (Middlesex) (2 messages)
Irony in place-names (1 message)
Moche ado (4 messages)
Research Fellowship at Nottingham (1 message)
Sambourne (4 messages)
Shifnal (7 messages)
Veretrum Jafiae (1 message)

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At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of

Re: At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of

Richard Coates <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:47:11 +0100

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At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of Avebury, Wilts. > > It's known locally as either the Horsbrook or the Sambourn(e). It > feeds into the Winterbourne which flows south to become the River > Kennet. > > Hosbrook is not problematical. But Sambourne suggests either the > 'half' or 'part' brook (which vaguely fits its relationship to the > much larger and longer Wintebourne) or the 'unity bourne' which (even > allowing for the sense of a confluence between the two) does not make > much sense to me. > > But could it be the 'summer bourne'? It's as dry as a bone every > summer (just like, as might be expected, the Winterbourne) but if I > head into the realms of speculation about a now-lost dam/pond it > could have held water into or through the summer. I am trying to > avoid such spe! cualtions but such a pond would be entirely appropriate > when pastoral farming dominated these chalk uplands. > > I would be very interested to know any thoughts about either this > Sambourne or any other similar names for minor watercourses. > > Thanks > > Bob -- Tom Ikins The Roman Map of Britain http://www.romanmap.com

At 14:11 28/03/2012, you wrote: A 'sand' stream. PNWilts p159 ---- Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm trying to shed some light on the name of a seasonal stream > running to the north-west of Avebury, Wilts. > > It's known locally as either the Horsbrook or the Sambourn(e). It > feeds into the Winterbourne which flows south to become the River > Kennet. > > Hosbrook is not problematical. But Sambourne suggests either the > 'half' or 'part' brook (which vaguely fits its relationship to the > much larger and longer Wintebourne) or the 'unity bourne' which (even > allowing for the sense of a confluence between the two) does not make > much sense to me. > > But could it be the 'summer bourne'? It's as dry as a bone every > summer (just like, as might be expected, the Winterbourne) but if I > head into the realms of speculation about a now-lost dam/pond it > could have held water into or through the summer. I am trying to > avoid such spe! cualtions but such a pond would be entirely appropriate > when pastoral farming dominated these chalk uplands. > > I would be very interested to know any thoughts about either this > Sambourne or any other similar names for minor watercourses. > > Thanks > > Bob -- Tom Ikins The Roman Map of Britain http://www.romanmap.com

Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:38:29 +0100

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Athenas

Athenas

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:17:21 +0000

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Gulpher - another French name in DB?

Gulpher - another French name in DB?

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:19:20 +0000

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Re: Gulpher - another French name in DB?

Richard Coates <[log in to unmask]>

Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:22:04 +0000

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Re: Gulpher - another French name in DB?

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:37:01 +0000

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Re: Gulpher - another French name in DB?

Trevor Ogden <[log in to unmask]>

Tue, 6 Mar 2012 15:26:29 +0000

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Harmondsworth (Middlesex)

Harmondsworth (Middlesex)

ANTHONY APPLEYARD <[log in to unmask]>

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:29:51 +0000

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Re: Harmondsworth (Middlesex)

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:38:29 +0000

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Irony in place-names

Irony in place-names

Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:30:41 -0000

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Moche ado

Moche ado

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:23:55 +0000

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Re: Moche ado

Richard Coates <[log in to unmask]>

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:28:40 +0000

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Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:51:09 +0000

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Richard Coates <[log in to unmask]>

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:54:33 +0000

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Research Fellowship at Nottingham

Research Fellowship at Nottingham

Jayne Carroll <[log in to unmask]>

Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:51:14 +0000

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Sambourne

Sambourne

Bob Trubshaw <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:50:39 +0100

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Re: Sambourne

Tom Ikins <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:11:15 +0000

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Re: Sambourne

Jeremy Harte <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:13:09 +0100

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Re: Sambourne

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:54:57 +0100

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Shifnal

Shifnal

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:14:39 +0000

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Jeremy Harte <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:48:53 -0000

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Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:11:34 +0000

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Re: Shifnal

Tom Ikins <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:26:38 -0400

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Re: Shifnal

Jeremy Harte <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:31:35 -0000

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Re: Shifnal

John Freeman <[log in to unmask]>

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:52:31 -0000

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Re: Shifnal

Keith Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 10:38:33 +0000

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Veretrum Jafiae

Veretrum Jafiae

Jeremy Harte <[log in to unmask]>

Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:13:29 -0000

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