English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Milton Damarel

Historical Forms

  • Dirreworth 1219 Ass
  • Dyraworthy 1270 Ass
  • Direworth(i) 1313 Ass 1330 SR


Cf. also Derrill and Derriton infra 163, 164, Byrhsige Dyrincg (BCS 1064) and (to ) dyran treowe (BCS 721). All these contain as first element a pers. name Dȳra or Dīera (v. Redin 47). This survived in Devon into ME  times, a John Dyra and a Peter Dira appearing in the Bishop's Registers 1308–1310.

Places in the same Parish