Trevor Ogden wrote:
> This is the Highworth NE of Swindon. Some miles further NE along the
> ridge are Littleworth and Longworth, which perhaps suggests a local
Littleworth and Longworth were both also originally called "Worth". The
place-name element seems to mean 'homestead' (it is literally 'enclosure'),
and it does occur as a simplex name, although that came to be confusing,
locally! Hence the addition of qualifiers.