Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Unusual U.K. place names 63. -Leigh de la Mere

LEIGH de la MERE (St. Margaret), Wiltshire

King Alfred camped here

Attacked Danes at Eddington

Saxon king’s palace


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Unusual U.K. place names27. – Wickwar

WICKWAR, Gloucestershire

Name from Winchen means

dairy farm, owned by Norman*

la Warre family

  • John la Warre given Winchen by King John and mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. Still owned by Roger la Warre in 1285.