Major Settlement in the Parish of Hovingham
- Wad 1086 DB
- Wath 1224–30 Fees
- Hawade 1086 DB
'The ford' v. vað . Wath stands at the point where the supposed Roman road (v. Appleton le Street 46supra ) crosses the stream now known as Wath Beck. There is also a lost place near here called
Hawade 1086 DB
Probably it was in this township (possibly in Wath Wood higher up the stream) and means 'high ford' from ON hár 'high' and vað .