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Major Settlement in the Parish of Morden

Historical Forms

  • Mordune 969 Crawf 12th KCD824 1066 c.1400
  • Mordone 1086 DB 1428 FA
  • Westmordon(e) 1325 Ass t.Hy7 AddCh
  • Moreden 1204 ChR
  • Morden 1329 FF
  • Moredon 1382 FF
  • Moorden 1440 FF
  • Mourden 1626 FF


'Hill in or by the swampy spot,' v. mor , dun . There is slightly elevated land here between the valleys of the Wandle and the Beverley Brook. Westmordon probably corresponds to the present Lower Morden.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name