English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Langton Matravers

Parish in the County of Dorset


The manor of Langton Matravers formed the E part of this par., and Langton Wallis or West Langton the W part. The manor of Langton Wallis also formerly included Ailwood and Westwood in Corfe C. par. supra , Middlebere in Arne par. infra , as well as lands in Ch. Knowle par., E Stoke par. and Swanage par. (Hutch3 1634). Knaveswell was in Corfe C. par. supra in 1795 Boswell. A small part of Langton Mat. par. was transferred to Swanage par. in 1933 (Kelly).

Major Settlements