This map shows the occurrance of villages containing 'HAM' a saxon term we believe originally meant
near to the sea, and in later times near to water. This map shows the ham villages, alongside a map showing
where the 5 metre high tide line would be before the current sea and tidal defenses were built. You can see
that the ham's lie along the water boundary.
Please click here for more HAM maps which we believe proves that a ham is a village near water.