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Survey of English Place-Names

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Fordhall Cottages, Fordhall Villa

Other OS name in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Fordlake 1838 TA

Etymology

: the Villa is Fordlake 1838TA . This group of buildings lies between Longford village and the R . Tern , but there is no road leading to the river , so the name is not likely to refer to a ford over it . The nature of the referent is unclear .