English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Hr Farway Fm & Lr Farway Fm, Farway Marsh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chardstock


Hr Farway Fm & Lr Farway Fm (ST 302054), Farway Marsh, Farneie (sic, for Farueie ) Hy 2 Hmc (PN D), Farewey 1280Ass (p), 1332 SR (p), 1423, 1424AddRoll , Pharwaie 1620DCMCt , Fairy Marsh 1811 OS, Farway 1839TA , cf. Farway Bridge 1607, 1634DCMCt , 1638HarlCh . Probably 'ford or stream-crossing way', from fær and weg , referring to the winding route which first crosses Farway Marsh and then turns sharply at the farms to cross a tributary of R. Axe towards Hook (both ford and footbridge marked 6″). Farway PN D 625 (Fareweia in 1086 DB and then with similar spellings to those cited here) has no doubt the same origin.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement