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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Martham

Historical Forms

  • Rowdham 1390 CtMartham
  • Rowdeham 1450 ib


Rowdham (lost), Rowdham 1390Ct Martham , Rowdeham 1450ib ; possibly OE  *rod1, *rodu 'clearing' and hām or, more probably, hamm , for Rowdham was in a marshy area.