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How did the Estates get their names?
- Amen Corner is where prayers were said by local Baptists.
- Birch Hill is named after the Birch Trees which grow naturally in
- Bullbrook is the name of the only river in Bracknell.
Cows once grazed nearby.
- Crown Wood refers to the surrounding Crown Land Forestry Estates.
- Easthampstead is an ancient Saxon
village. It was originally 'Yethampstead'. This means 'Gate
Homestead'. The gate was into Windsor
- Farley Wood is named after the farm which used to stand there.
- Forest Park refers to Swinley Park, an important house in Windsor
Forest where the King used to keep his hunting hounds.
- Great Hollands was a medieval field name.
- Hanworth is an old Saxon word meaning 'High Farm'.
- Harmans Water once had a lake owned by Mr. Harman.
- Home Farm refers to Easthampstead Park's Home Farm.
- Lawrence Hill is named after the owner of a brick making factory
once based there.
- Martin's Heron was a big house pulled down in the 1980s.
- Popeswood belonged to the family of the famous writer, Alexander
- Priestwood stands on what was once Priestwood Common. The 'priests'
were monks from Hurley Priory who owned the land in Medieval times.
- Quelm Park is named after Quelm Lane where there used to be a 'quelm'.
A quelm is a gibbet where the rotting bodies of hanged criminals were
- Temple Park is named after a Temple Folly for Binfield Manor.
- Warfield Green was renamed as Whitegrove because its original name
was a joke. Protestors had not wanted the houses built. They wanted to
"Keep Warfield Green".
- Warfield Park was a big house pulled down in the mid-20th century.
- Wild Ridings refers to the 'Rides' through Windsor Forest built by