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.

Kings Wear

Field in the Parish of Wytham

Historical Forms

  • 1833 OS
  • King 's Weare 1679 Bodl

Etymology

Kings Wear 1833 OS(King 's Weare 1679, v. wer, thehistory of the weir is given in Thacker(387) 97–100)