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Warth's Old Halves

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chatteris

Historical Forms

  • (marisco de) Ward(e) t.Ed3 1378 MinAcct


Warth's Old Halves (6″) is perhaps to be associated with (marisco de ) Ward (e )t. Ed 3Ct , 1378MinAcct which probably derives from OE  waroð , 'shore, low-lying land,' cf. PN D 82, 120, 223. Warth 's may, however, be really possessive. Between 1754 and 1792 Thomas, John and William Warth held land near Normoor, Langwood Fen and Westmoor (BedL), but these places are some distance to the north. v. Old Halves supra 249.