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Ward Mdw

Field in the Parish of Charminster

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • ( prat ' voc ' ) ( le ) Ward ( e ) ( in prato de Burton ) 1391 Midd 1477 MinAcct
  • ( le ) Estwarde m14 Ilch
  • Estwarde in Charmyster 1549 Lane
  • ( prat ' voc ' ) la Westwarde m14 Ilch
  • ( prat ' voc ' ) le Westwarde m14 Ilch
  • ( prat ' voc ' ) the Westwarde m14 Ilch
  • Westwarde in prato de Estburton 1453 Weld 1606 Lane
  • le weaste warde 1565 DorR
  • Westwarde Meade 1546 Lane
  • West Ward 1650 ParlSurv
  • West Meade 1650 ParlSurv
  • ( the ) Ward ( e ) Me ( a ) de 1544 Ilch 1642 Ilch

Etymology

†WardMdw((prat' voc')(le) Ward(e)(in prato de Burton) 1391et freq to 1477,(le) Estwarde m14, Estwarde in Charmyster 1549,(prat' voc') la Westwarde,(prat' voc') le Westwarde,(prat' voc') the Westwarde m14, Westwarde in prato de Estburton 1453 et freq to 1606(1770), le weaste warde 1565, Westwarde Meade 1546, West Ward als. West Meade 1650,(the) Ward(e) Me(a)de 1544 et freq to 1642, from OE  warod'shore-meadow'(a side-form of waroð, v. Löfvenberg 220), with ēast, west,mǣd, cf. the f.n. East Ward(which also lies along R. Frome) in Stinsfordpar. infra, and Frome Md in Puddletown par. supra)