English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ely St Mary

Historical Forms

  • Walewrth 13th ElyM
  • Walew(o)rd(e) 13th,1300 ElyCh 13th ElyF
  • (campo voc.) Waleuort 1251 ElyCouch
  • le Waleworthell 1339,1340 Queens'


Walworth (lost) is Walewrth 13thElyM , Walew (o )rd (e )13th, 1300ElyCh , 13thElyF . 'Farm of the serfs or Britons,' or that where they worked, v. wēala , worð . Two other examples have been noted, (campo voc .) Waleuort 1251ElyCouch (in Horningsea) and le Waleworthell 1339, 1340Queens ' (in West Wickham), v. hyll . It is noteworthy that all three became early extinct.