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Offline Geoff

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Place meaning
« on: Wednesday 17 June 20 05:01 BST (UK) »
Hi All Chatters,

In my searches of Somerset and other shires I often see a place name like Fisherman's Row and other such names. In my latest searches around Martock I have come across places like Hurst Bow and Hinton Bow.  Could somebody tell me what does the BOW represent or mean in those names.?

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Geoff   ???
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Martock,Pilton,Doulting & Frome:MASTERS,
Pilton: PORCH,BOULTON,  Frome; HACKETT,
Combe Hay, HINTON,WEEKS,
Perthshire: CRICHTON,TAYLOR,MOON,IRONS,KIDD
Durham: FENWICK,PUNSHON,EDDY,{HENRY aka LAVERICK}
NBL: BUCHANAN, HODGSON, HALL
LIN: MASKEY,BIRD,FISHER,HARLEY,
CAM: CROSS,FOREMAN,FREEMAN,ONG,
FEAST,MOXON
GLS; HILL,COX,NEWELL
Sussex: CHAPMAN,NEVE,DOWNER
Surrey: NEWELL,WEBB,
HRTS; BEECROFT, ELLINGHAM,

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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 06:24 BST (UK) »
Could the word Bow have a similar derivation to Bower?
As in Bower Hinton - meaning an attractive dwelling or retreat.
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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 07:11 BST (UK) »
Looking at these synonyms I wonder if it's a description of the shape of the land in the area

Synonyms: Noun
angle, arc, arch, bend, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, wind

Synonyms: Verb
arc, arch, bend, crook, curve, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheel
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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 07:21 BST (UK) »
Posssibly a bow in the road as on this map :-\  https://maps.nls.uk/view/122163782#zoom=5&lat=7756&lon=9867&layers=BT

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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 08:19 BST (UK) »
In Somerset Dialect a Bow is a small arched bridge.

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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 08:35 BST (UK) »
Gawbridge Bow is a bridge over the river Parrett
https://maps.nls.uk/view/122163770#zoom=5&lat=5030&lon=2829&layers=BT

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Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 12:01 BST (UK) »
You can see photograph of  the Bow bridge in Bruton Somerset at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_Bridge,_Plox#/media/File:Bow_Bridge_Bruton.jpg

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Re: Place meaning
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 18 June 20 04:18 BST (UK) »
Looking at these synonyms I wonder if it's a description of the shape of the land in the area

Synonyms: Noun
angle, arc, arch, bend, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, wind

Synonyms: Verb
arc, arch, bend, crook, curve, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheel
After a bit more reading I have found that it was situated on a rise or hill, is there a chance that BOW is a reference to a HILL or Mountain. ?
**  Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk **
Martock,Pilton,Doulting & Frome:MASTERS,
Pilton: PORCH,BOULTON,  Frome; HACKETT,
Combe Hay, HINTON,WEEKS,
Perthshire: CRICHTON,TAYLOR,MOON,IRONS,KIDD
Durham: FENWICK,PUNSHON,EDDY,{HENRY aka LAVERICK}
NBL: BUCHANAN, HODGSON, HALL
LIN: MASKEY,BIRD,FISHER,HARLEY,
CAM: CROSS,FOREMAN,FREEMAN,ONG,
FEAST,MOXON
GLS; HILL,COX,NEWELL
Sussex: CHAPMAN,NEVE,DOWNER
Surrey: NEWELL,WEBB,
HRTS; BEECROFT, ELLINGHAM,