The name has evolved over time, changing from Wurddingg to Wurthing, Worthinges and then Wyrthyng. The name is thought to combine Worth, meaning valiant and noble, with ingas, meaning 'people of' in Saxon times.
But what about roads within Worthing? There are many historical reasons for the naming of roads and through many of them, we are reminded of some key figures and events associated with the town.
Tarring is an ancient village, mentioned in the Domesday Book. he parish of West Tarring was named to distinguish it from Tarring Neville in East Sussex, where the manor of Tarring Peverel was located. However, the name Peverel has frequently been associated with our Tarring, incorrectly. Photo: Elaine Hammond
10. St Anselms Road
Saints feature in many Worthing roads, including St Andrew's Road, St Anselms Road and St Dunstan's Road. West Tarring Parish Church is dedicated to St Andrew, St Dunstan was Archbishop of Canterbury from 960 to 988 and St Anselm was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Photo: Elaine Hammond
11. Selden Road
John Selden was born in a cottage in Salvington in 1584 and grew up on his father's farm. A writer and scholar, he played a part in the English Civil War, even changing sides, and was a major influence in the execution of King Charles I. Photo: Elaine Hammond
12. Wordsworth Road
Poets are honoured in roads around what many know as 'the Poet's Estate', including Wordsworth Road, Milton Road, Milton Street, Shelley Road, Shakespeare Road, Tennyson Road, Cowper Road, Chaucer Road, Southey Road Photo: Elaine Hammond