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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bradworthy

Historical Forms

  • Wrangaworth 1313 Ass
  • Wrange(s)worth 1320 Ass 1333 SR
  • Wrange(s)worthi 1360 Ass
  • Wranggeworthy 1492 Ipm


Presumably this is from OE  wrang , 'crooked,' and worþ(ig), hence 'crooked enclosure.' Cf. Wrangaton infra 286.