English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Arne

Historical Forms

  • Torford 1811 OS


, Torford 1811OS , probably ' ford at the rock ' , v. torr , ford , cf. High Tor supra ; Turford is on the shores of Wareham Channel ( the estuary of R . Frome ) in Wareham par . infra , and this was perhaps a place where the river could at one time be crossed , but there is also a small stream or inlet marked 6 ″ to which the name might refer .