English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Potterne

Historical Forms

  • Poterne 1086 DB 1148 HMCVari 1195 FF 1291 Tax
  • Pottern 1281 Ass
  • Pottren 1585 WMxxi
  • Potterin 1589 ADiv


'Building for pots or where pots were made,' v. ærn .