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.

Irfordhows

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • Irfordhows 1502 MiD
  • Irffod hows 1512 MiD
  • Tofte ... vocat Irfford thyng 1547 MiD

Etymology

Irfordhows 1502, Irffod hows(sic) 1512, Tofte... vocat Irfford thyng 1547(v. hūs, þing'property,premises'; Irford is presumably a surn. from Orford PN L 3 125–7)