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Survey of English Place-Names

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Winterborne St Martin, Martinstown

Major Settlement in the Parish of Winterborne St Martin

Historical Forms

  • Wintreburne 1086 DB(f.83b)
  • Wintreborna Exon
  • Winterb(o)urn(e), Wynterb(o)urn(e) 1270 ADI 1280 1397 Cl
  • Wynterburn Sancti Martini 1244,1268 Ass 1428 FA
  • Wynterburn(e) Seynt Martyn, Wynterborn Seynt Martyn 1280 Ass 1345 Ipm 1363 Cl
  • Wynterbo(u)rn(e) Martyn 1332 SR 1549 AddCh
  • Wynturborne Martin 1428 FA
  • Winterborne St Martine 1640 Weld1
  • Winterborn Marten 1653 ParlSurv
  • Martyn towne 1494 Ilch
  • Martynyston c.1500 Weld1
  • Martyn(e)s Towne als. Wynterbone Martynne 1569 Ct 1615 DuCo
  • Martinstown(e) 1575 Saxton 1635 Russ 1795 Boswell
  • Martens Towne farme 1640 Weld1 1664 HTax

Etymology

Named from R. South Winterborne, v. RNs.infra , cf. Winterborne Came par. supra . 'St Martin' from the dedication of the church, v. St Martin's Church infra . For the alternative modern form Martinstown, v. toun . On the identification of the DB form, v. Eyton 121–2, VCHDo 3102, 144, cf. DBGazetteer 129.

Places in the same Parish