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.

Lawford Sheard Gate

Other OS name in the Parish of Tyneham


, at a point where the track running along the Purbeck ridge was crossed by one from Tyneham where the ford may have been ; the first el . may be hlāw ' hill, tumulus ' , v. ford , sceard ' cleft, gap ' , cf. Alms GroveGate supra .