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Survey of English Place-Names

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Catcham ( Flg )

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • via apud Chaccheharme 1483 Ct

Etymology

Catcham(Flg)(via apud Chaccheharme 1483, probably from ME  cacche'to catch' and ME  harm'evil, injury', either a surname or a fanciful name for a dangerous spot)