Bamberton

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW side of Saanich Inlet, opposite Brentwood Bay, Malahat Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°35'28''N, 123°31'36''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/12

Origin Notes and History:

Bamberton (Settlement) adopted 6 November 1934 on National Defence sheet 415g, Malahat, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1920, and listed in 1930 BC Gazetteer; form of name changed to Bamberton (Locality) 29 November 1984 on 92 B/13.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Bamberton Post Office opened 1 June 1914, situated on Lot 73; closed 30 July 1916.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named after H.K.G. Bamber, cement manufacturer at Gravesend, England, and original owner of DL 127 Malahat Dist; he became the managing director of British Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd, located here.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office