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Survey of English Place-Names

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Walton Cardiff

Major Settlement in the Parish of Walton Cardiff

Historical Forms

  • Walton(e) 1086 DB 1182–1202 BGxxxv 1195 P 1220 Fees 1249 Theok 1535 VE
  • Walton Kardif 1292 Episc
  • Walton Kerdef 1303 FA
  • Walton Kerdif(fe), Walton Kerdyf(f) 1327 SR 1349 Ipm 1487 MinAcct
  • Walton Keardyf 1380 FF
  • Walton Cardiff als. Bassett 1345 FF
  • Walton Cardiffe, Walton Cardyffe 1588 FF 1619 Dep 1679 PR
  • Walton iuxta Teukesbury 1315 Fine
  • Dirty Walton 1715 PR
  • Wauton 1216 ClR
  • Waleton 1325 ADi
  • Cardif 1182–1202 BG xxxii, 175

Etymology

Possibly 'farmstead of the Welshmen or serfs', v. walh , tūn , though the almost complete absence of Wale - forms suggests it might be from OE  wall 'wall, embankment'; there is such a small bank of uncertain age 300 yards south of the church. The family of Cardiff held Walton from the late 12th and 13th centuries (Robert de Cardif 1182–1202 BG xxxii, 175, William de Kardif , Keyredyf , etc., 1249 Theok 138, 1269 Ipm, 1303 FA). William Bassett held it in 1545FF .It was also called 'Dirty' Walton.