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Lugwardine

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"LUGWARDINE, a parish in the hundred of RADLOW, county of HEREFORD, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Hereford, containing 618 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacies of Ballingham, Little Dewchurch, Hentland, Langarrin, and St. Weonard, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £22. 7. 1. The church is dedicated to St. Peter." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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Names, Geographical

  • Wishing to discredit any supposition that here there be Lugworms(!), I found "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names" by Eilert Ekwell (Oxford, Fourth Edition 1960) has this to say about the deriviation of this placename:-

    The name is derived from the base leuk- or louk- of Welsh llug 'light', Gk leukós 'white', and means 'bright stream' Lugwardine He [Lucvordine DB, Lugwurðin 1168 P]. 'WORÞIGN (OE enclosure, or yard about a house,open place in village or town) on the Lugg.'