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.

Witham Hundred

Hundred in the County of Essex

Historical Forms

  • Witham, Withā 1086 DB 1161–90 P
  • Wiham 1179–90 P 1198 CurR
  • Wyham 1219 Fees 1255 Ass 1264 Misc
  • hundred in DB


For the etymology v. infra 299–300. The hundred must have met in Witham parish. For possible sites v. EAS xviii, 184.Called a hundred in DB, but afterwards a hundred or half-hundred indifferently.