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.

Morgan's Vale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodfalls


Morgan's Vale. This is a modern residential district. The site is marked as Morgans Bottom , i.e. 'Morgan 's valley' in 1820 (G) and c. 1840 (TA ). The surname Morgan has not been noted in connection with Downton but is found in Salisbury and adjacent parishes from the 16th to the 19th century (PCC, ParReg).