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Survey of English Place-Names

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West Fd Top West Fd

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • 1772 Yarb 1810 Yarb
  • in campo occidentali 13 Holywell eHy2 Alv
  • ad campum occidentalem 1461 MiD
  • ad campum occidentale 1466 MiD
  • the westfeeld 1573 MiD
  • West filde 1580 Terrier
  • West feild 1679 Terrier
  • y e west feild 1668 Terrier eHy2 Alv
  • y e west Feild 1671 Terrier
  • y e West field 1697 Terrier
  • y e West Field 1724 Terrier
  • Newton west feild 1625 Terrier

Etymology

West Fd 1772, 1810 Top West Fd(in campo occidentali 13, Hy3(13), ad campum occidentalem 1461, ad campum occidentale(sic) 1466, the westfeeld 1573, West filde 1580, West feild 1679, y e west feild 1668, 1703, y e west Feild 1671, y e West field 1697,y e West Field 1724, Newton west feild 1625, v. west, feld, one of the open fields ofthe village, cf. East Fd supra)