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the Easte Fyelde

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • the Easte Fyelde 1577 Terrier
  • the East feild of Rothwell 1587 Yarb
  • East-side feild 1611 Terrier
  • East feild 1625 Terrier
  • the East feilde 1638 Terrier
  • The East Field 1686 Terrier
  • y e East Field 1703 Terrier
  • y e Eastfield 1721 Terrier

Etymology

the Easte Fyelde 1577, the East feild of Rothwell 1587, East-side feild 1611, East feild 1625, the East feilde 1638, The East Field 1686, y e East Field 1703, y eEastfield 1721(v. ēast, feld, one of the open fields of the parish but notnamed in the Enclosure Award, cf. the Weaste fyelde infra)