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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Lamport

Historical Forms

  • Langeport 1086 DB 1428 FA
  • Langepord 1203 FF
  • Langeporth 1226 WellsR
  • Lamp(p)erd 1553 Renton
  • Langport al. Lamport 1559 FF


'The long town,' v. lang , port . Cf. Lamport (PN Bk 48), Langport (So), a lost Lamport in Eastbourne (PN Sx 430), and possibly Landport (ib. 320). This 'town' has long since lost its importance, like most of the other ports . Bridges (ii, 110) notes “The Saxon word Port not always implying the Latin Portus an haven or sea-port but often simply a village or town.”

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site