Past Names for Highworth

Over the years Highworth has had many different names and spellings.
Below are listed the variations and the dates on which they were recorded.


Wrde 1086
Wortha 1094
Worde 1155
Wurda 1158
Wrdha 1158
Hauteworth 1241
Hegworth 1232
Heworth 1249
Alta Whorth 1257
Heyewurth 1272
Heyeworth 1279
Heyghewrthe 1281
Heywrth 1284
Heyworth 1289
Hyghworth 1296
Alta Worth 1305
Hegheworth 1312
Highworthe 1312
Heyghworth 1321
Hieworth 1388
Hieghworth 1503

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‘Wiltshire. A Journey Through Time’ by Nicholas Baxter.
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