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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Durnford

Historical Forms

  • Darneford, Diarneford 1086 DB
  • Durneford 1158 StOsmund 1163 SarumCh 1474 Trop
  • Derneford(e) 1158 HMCVari 1316 FA
  • Derneford(e) Magna 1270 FF
  • Derneford(e) Parva 1286 FF
  • Deorneford 1220 SarumCh 1332 SR
  • Deorneford More 1341 NI
  • Dornford 1606 FF


'Secret or hidden ford,' v. dierne . Cf. Dumaford in St Ive (Co), Durneford 1175 (1348) Pat. Durnford Magna was also known as Hungerford Dumford from its tenure by the Hungerford family (Hoare 121). Evelyn calls it Darneford Magna .Little Durnford is a hamlet in the extreme south of the parish.

Places in the same Parish