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Survey of English Place-Names

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Whitepeaferm

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Whitepeaferm 1839 TA 1595 FMap 1839 TA 1839 TA 1839 TA 1839 TA 1839 TA 1839 TA
  • Whitt pease Rigg 1595 FMap

Etymology

Whitepeaferm(reading uncertain) 15951, Whitt pease Rigg 15952(white in this context isexplained in NED s.v. 11(b) as'in names of plants distinguished by whiteflowers, or other parts... as... white... peas'. Mr John Field draws attentionto several references to whitpeas in Thomas Tusser, Fiue Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie(edited from the edition of 1580 collated with those of 1573,1577) English Dialect Society, 21 1878. There whitepeas are distinguished fromGreene peason or hostings and from Graie peason or runciuals, p. 56., and fromthe 1577 edition Tusser says: