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Survey of English Place-Names

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Castle Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Bridgford

Historical Forms

  • Aldewerch c.1230 Thurgarton
  • in via de Fosse apud Aldewerke 1289 Ass


Castle Hill marks the site of the Romano-British fort of Margidunum . Near here is marked in Gibson's edition of Camden's map (1722) Old-wark spring . The name means 'old fortification.' Earlier references to it are Aldewerch c. 1230Thurgarton , in via de Fosse apud Aldewerke 1289Ass . Cf. Newark supra 199.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement