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.

Newark Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hempsted

Historical Forms

  • Nework 1577,1599,1610 M
  • Newarke 1630 Inq


Newark Fm, Nework 1577, 1599, 1610 M, Newarke 1630 Inq. 'The new building or fortification', v. nīwe , (ge)weorc. The place stands just north of a Roman camp, which may itself have been known as Wycham (infra ); Newark may, according to Mr C. Elrington, refer to the summer residence of the Prior of Llanthony.