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.


Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • daulandes eHy2 Alv eHy3 Alv
  • dedelandes eHy3 Alv
  • le dedelond eHy3 Alv


daulandes(sic) eHy3(13), dedelandes, le dedelond eHy3(13)(It is most likely that Daulandes and dedelandes refer to thesame selions. It is remarkable that here we have a second example ofthe interchange of ON  dauð and its OE cognate dēad, the senseprobably being'the barren, uncultivated selions'. Cf. dedlandes andDouthlandes in West Rasen f.ns.(b), PN L 3120)