English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Detford

Field in the Parish of Wytham

Historical Forms

  • 1814 EnclA
  • Depford ' 1396 Godstow
  • Detford Furlong 1679 Bodl

Etymology

Detford(Depford' 1396, Detford Furlong 1679, Debtford Furlong,'deep ford', v. dēop and cf. Deptford PNK 2, W 231–2)