Overbourn Marshes

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The Overbourn Marshes were located in the Southfarthing, south of the Shirebourn river, where it flowed into the Brandywine river.[1]


The name probably contains Old English ofer "border, margin, edge" and the element -bourn, common in English river- and place-names, referring to the Shirebourn. However the first element can also be read as "over, across" in the modern sense, therefore the name can be understood as "marshes across the stream".[2]

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