Cadnam

Cadnam, Copythorne
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Copythorne
Hampshire
SU295135
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXIV.5

Cadnam
otherwise: Cadenham, 1272-1280

refce: Coates 1989
CADNAM, hamlet in Copythorne and roundabout
Old English/Middle English 'Cada's estate or hemmed-in land'; the topography gives no real clues. Gover notes that a ford in the parish is 1279 'Kademannesford' and suggests that 'Cada' may have been a short form for this name. The man's name looks remarkably as though it could be for hypothetical Primitive Welsh 'Caduan' (the source of Old English 'Caedmon') ie: the place name could date back to the earliest contacts between Welsh and English; but the forms are far too late for certainty. At any rate, the frequent 'Cada' is likely to derive as a name from the British hypothetical element 'Catu-' (hypothetical Primitive Welsh 'Cad)'='battle'.

old map
Ragged Row
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, town - Bedbridge Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
(HAR1SU21.jpg)

old map
Ragged Row
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, hamlet - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.97)
(OG97SU21.jpg)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001