English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Maire & Foale

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Maire & Foale 1595 FMap

Etymology

Maire & Foale 15952(for the same v. PN L 2 193 and 243; in the first it isreferred to as one broode(i.e. broad) land, in the second as ii lands; for thefirst it was suggested the name denoted a foaling strip, for the second twoadjoining strips of unequal sizes. There is nothing in the context here toindicate which of these suggestions is more likely)