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.

the Gathering Furlong

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • the Gathering Furlong 1709 Terrier
  • the gathering furlong 1724 Terrier

Etymology

the Gathering Furlong 1709, the gathering furlong 1724(v. furlang; Mr Fielddraws attention to the fact that “Adams 89 refers to several termsrelating to ridge-and-furrow ploughing which include gathering, e.g. twice gathering,thrice gathering, but does not give clear references for furtherinformation”. He adds that “it is certainly possible that gathering in thisf.n. refers to ridge-and-furrow ploughing”)