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Survey of English Place-Names

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Calfway Fm & CAlfway Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • (semita que tendit versus) Calphaye 1255–90 CirenR
  • Galfehagh 1459 MinAcct
  • Calfehagh' 1461 ib
  • wood …Cawpho 1599 Comm
  • Calfee 1609 AOMB394


Calfway Fm & CAlfway Wood, 1830 M, (semita que tendit versus ) Calphaye 1255–90CirenR , Galfehagh 1459MinAcct , Calfehagh '1461 ib, woodCawpho 1599Comm , Calfee 1609AOMB 394. 'Calf enclosure', v. calf , haga . The change in the second el. to -way is paralleled by Northway (ii, 54 infra , cf. Phonol. § 42c ). Calfway Fm is ¼ mile from a lane from Bisley to Cheltenham which is now called Calf Way, doubtless because of the development of the p.n. to that form.