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.

Wassford

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Wassford 1494 MktHPR
  • Waseforthe 1524 Wyg
  • Washfoarde 1638 Terrier
  • Washfoord 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier

Etymology

Wassford 1494, Waseforthe 1524, Washfoarde 1638, Washfoord 1679, 1703, Washford 1722, c. 1730, 1744, (v. wæsce, ford)