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.

Downham Hythe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Little Downham

Historical Forms

  • Dunham hythe 1251 ElyCouch
  • Dounhamhethe 1405 Ct
  • Downeham Hythe 1549 ib


Downham Hythe is Dunham hythe 1251ElyCouch , Dounhamhethe 1405Ct , Downeham Hythe 1549 ib., v. hȳð .