English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Porcas Garth

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA 1847 Padley 1727 Foster 1776 PR
  • Portas 1839 TA


Porcas Garth 1839, 1847(namedfrom the Porcas family with garð and inntak; the family name wasoriginally Portas, as in Henry Portas 1514* but changes to Porcas, Porcus certainly in 1727 with Charles Porcus, but note Joseph Portus and DavidPorcus both recorded 1776 PR)