English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Littleworth or Lower Southgate-street 1779 Rudder
  • Lutelton 1235 Fees
  • Lyttelton 1549 FF


Littleworth (lost), Littleworth or Lower Southgate-street 1779 Rudder, possibly identical with Lutelton 1235 Fees, Lyttelton 1549 FF. 'Little farmstead', v. lȳtel , tūn , and cf. Littleworth (34supra ) for a similar change of -ton to -worth . It was one of the South Hamlets of Gloucester.