English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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le Werkhouse

Field in the Parish of Findern

Historical Forms

  • le Werkhouse 1420 DbCh 1652 DbAns


le Werkhouse 1420(probably'house in whichwork is performed', v.(ge)weorc, hūs; it is highly unlikely that it is a WorkHouse in the modern sense of a house for the provision of work for the poor,first evidenced in this sense in 1652 in NED).