Womford is a settlement on the east bank of the Dessarin, north of Ardeep Forest and between Kryptgarden Forest and the High Forest. Wormford is a very small place, consisting of the ford, a mill, and three houses. Laerran Hawksul resides in one of those houses, and does a bit of trade in perfumes, spices, and cordials, with passing merchants. Wormford also has a deep sweetwater well and two sourapple orchards.
"Womford" should read WORMFORD, and it is, yes, a separate (VERY small) place from Ironford, specifically a ford (where a small, young dragon was reputedly killed, centuries ago), a mill (mixed grains grinding, or "grist"), and three houses, one of which belongs to Laerran Hawksul, a cynical, saturnine bearded retired adventurer who trades in perfumes, spices, and cordials (as in, semi-medicinal drinks that aren't magical ["potions"], or mixed freshly just before imbibing ["physics" or "physiks"]), buying and selling wares and ingredients (he makes his own cordials, and resells those of others) from/with passing caravan merchants. Wormford has a deep "sweetwater" (clear, pleasant drinking water) well sourced from a subterranean spring that has no connection to the river. It also has two orchards (that bear many "sour apples," the big, sour, green-skinned baking apples, more pedantically known as Orslen's Greens, which end up in many Sword Coast larders because they last so long before going rotten)
Wormford is on the east bank of the Dessarin, straight north of Ardeep Forest and straight east of Westwood. Which puts it close to Red Larch, from whence a path leads, through Wormford, southeast to Secomber.
More than a century has passed and it is possible that Wormford has indeed become Womford to align with the local dialect where the "r" isn't usually pronounced. In addition, cartographers are notoriously inconsistent!forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp…