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Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Faringdon

Historical Forms

  • Port Crofte, Portcrofts, le Portestrete 1551 LRMB
  • the Port of Faringdon, the Port-well 1591 Faringdon
  • the Port of Farringdon 1755 ArchJ
  • Tything of Port 1848 PubLibDoc


Port (a district immediately E. of the town), Port Crofte , Portcrofts , le Portestrete 1551LRMB , the Port of Faringdon , the Port-well 1591 Faringdon, the Port of Farringdon 1755 ArchJ 14, Tything of Port 1848PubLibDoc ; port is probably used here in the sense 'market town', cf. Westbrook infra .