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Early-attested site in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • Lite(n)tvne 1086 DB
  • Lutlinton 1284 FA
  • Luttelton 1303 FA


Littleworth, 1830 M, the site being possibly identical with Lite (n )tvne 1086 DB, Lutlinton 1284 FA, Luttelton 1303 FA. 'Little farmstead', v. lȳtel , tūn (cf. Taylor, DB 141, who identifies William Froissilew's manor of Litentvne with Greet Mill); Littleworth is ¼ mile above Greet; v. also Littleton (11 supra ). The name Littleworth is a fairly common minor name in Gl and is probably in most instances a nickname meaning 'place of little value'.