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Early-attested site in the Parish of Pancrasweek

Historical Forms

  • Fereordin, Fereurdi 1086 DB
  • Firaworthi 1313 Exon
  • Vireworth(y) 1316 FA
  • Veraworthy 1350 Ipm


Probably 'farther farm,' as suggested by Blomé (151). v. worþig , worþign .The place is at the extreme north end of the parish and the adjective may have reference to its position in relation to Hamsworthy which is nearer Pancrasweek village.