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Guiting Power, Barton & Hawling


"Guyting A.D. 814 Gythinge. D. Getinge. Guytinge. P.C. 1221 Guttings. Guthynge (1275-6). Le Gouting (1294). Getynges. Gittinges. This is a stream-name for the head water of the Windrush. The root was probably British, and was not related to A.S. Gyte : flood. Geotan: to flow: to pour. M.E. gtite.
The terminal inge, pl : inges, ( for incg) was an ending for stream-names, as in Pilning ; Twyning. Cf. E.H.R. Oct. 191 1, p. 826, by H. Bradley, LL.D." - Gloucestershire - Place Names, Baddeley

Badley does not record the derivation of Power despite listing it but it is probably derived from the le Poher family.


"Within this manor, in the midst of an arable inclosure, the foundations of a chapel are visible, supposed to have been the burying-place of the family at the Grange. It was dedicated to Holy Trinity, and the adjacent brook is now called Trinity ford, and probably gave name to the old hundred, Hole-ford. The piece of ground between the home and ruins still retains the name of the Bier-way Piece, and the immediate site of the ruins belongs to the
vicar" - History of the County of Gloucestershire 1803 description of Guiting Grange.

Castlett. (m.) in Guiting Power. D. Cateslat. A.D. 1 177. P.R. (a. 22, Hen. II.) Catteslada. PI. C. Kadeslade. Catteslade. The prefix represents the p.n. Catt, (g.)-es. The suffix is probably from A.S. (ge)lad : a track, as in Framilade, Calflade, Lechlade, and Abload. Otherwise, it may derive from the weak form, Catta (g.) an, and A.S. slaed = valley. - From Gloucestershire - Place Names, Baddeley


Barton, a record exists from Berton(e) 1158.
"The Barton, or grainenclosure : from Anglo Saxon. bere : barley ; tun:ton, farmenclosure, or garner. Tune — dat : of Tun ; i.e. ' at ' is understood." - Gloucestershire - Place Names, Baddeley

A record exists of the Templars establishing two fulling-mills in the hamlet of Barton by 1185 - Dugdale, Man. (ed. 1661), ii, 529.


"Hawling. D. Hallinga. P.C. 1221. Hallinges. F.A. 1285 Hallingg. (LB. Winchc:) Hallyngg (1294). The terminal 'inga,' here without a suffix, probably stands for a known ending for stream-names." - Gloucestershire - Place Names, Baddeley