1) The dialect word for 'ford', via 'forth'.

1665 wee lay in paine ... that hee make sufficient sowes and repaire the way by laying sufficient stones for people to passe over on foot att a place called Foore, Northowram. It was listed by Watson in 1775-89 as Foor, a Ford over a river, Halifax.

places Northowram
dates 1665

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