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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Westwood

Historical Forms

  • Igford 987 KCD658 12th
  • Yford 1289 Ass
  • Iford 1357 FF
  • Yforde 1435 WMxiv
  • Yford juxta Farley Hungerford 1487 FF
  • Nyfordyshegge 1458 Ct


v. ieg , ford . There is no island here, but the name may have reference to the flat marshy land by the Frome just to the south of the place. Distinguished as near Farleigh Hungerford (So).The 1458 form must be due to wrong division of a ME  atten iford ; cf. Nash Hill supra 103.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement