English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

( claus ' voc ' ) Lower Newdowne ( s )

Field in the Parish of Charminster

Historical Forms

  • ( claus ' voc ' ) Lower Newdowne ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • ( claus ' voc ' ) Nether Newdowne ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • ( claus ' voc ' ) Over Newdowne ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • ( claus ' voc ' ) Upper Newdowne ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • ( Lower ) Newdome ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • Nether Newdoms 1617 DuCo
  • Ouer Newdoms 1617 DuCo

Etymology

(claus' voc') Lower Newdowne(s),(claus' voc') Nether Newdowne(s),(claus' voc') Over Newdowne(s),(claus' voc') Upper Newdowne(s),(Lower) Newdome(s) 1606(1770), Nether Newdoms, Ouer Newdoms 1617(perhaps'down newly brought into use', v. nīwe, dūn, but possibly a surname)