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HER Number:28891
Name:BRANE - Early Medieval settlement, Medieval settlement


The settlement of Brane is first recorded in 1323 when it is spelt "Bosvran".

Grid Reference:SW 4034 2836
Parish:Sancreed, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 28891

Monument Type(s):

Full description

The settlement of Brane is first recorded in 1323 when it is spelt "Bosvran" (b1). The element bod implies a settlement of early medieval origin. The name is Cornish and contains the elements bod meaning 'dwelling', and bran meaning 'crow' (b3), and refers to Caer Bran (16048), a hillfort 800m to the north east. Brane is still occuppied (b2).

<1> Gover, JEB, 1948, Place-Names of Cornwall, 658 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3402.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<3> Padel, OJ, 1985, Cornish Place-Name Elements, 23, 29, 248 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4064.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO3402 - Bibliographic reference: Gover, JEB. 1948. Place-Names of Cornwall. 658.
[2]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[3]SCO4064 - Bibliographic reference: Padel, OJ. 1985. Cornish Place-Name Elements. 23, 29, 248.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded