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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Lurgashall

Historical Forms

  • Southwaters 1616 SRS14,142
  • a Suthewatere 1296 SR


Southwater (6″) is Southwaters in 1616 (SRS 14, 142) and may have given name to Gosse a Suthewatere (1296 SR). The farm lies just south of a stream.