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Martyr Worthy is a small village in the English county of Hampshire. It is part of the Worthys cluster of small villages.

Martyr Worthy
Martyr Worthy is located in Hampshire
Martyr Worthy
Martyr Worthy
Location within Hampshire
Population110 [1]
OS grid referenceSU5153532925
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWINCHESTER
Postcode districtSO21
Dialling code01962
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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51°05′36″N 1°15′56″W / 51.093330°N 1.26548°W / 51.093330; -1.26548Coordinates: 51°05′36″N 1°15′56″W / 51.093330°N 1.26548°W / 51.093330; -1.26548

Martyr Worthy is located on the banks of the River Itchen to the northeast of the city of Winchester.

The place-name 'Martyr Worthy' is first attested in Episcopal Registers of 1243, where it appears as Wordia le Martre. 'Worthy' means 'enclosure', and Martyr Worthy is recorded as having been held by Henricus la Martre in 1201. 'Martre' may be Old French martre meaning martyr, or meaning marten and used as a nickname[2]

The village has a Church of England parish church – St Swithun's – which is Grade II* listed.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census data". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.536.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Swithun (1350471)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire – sheet 1315 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 10,000. Cartography by Ordnance Survey. Hampshire County Council. 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010.

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