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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.

Linkfield Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Reigate

Historical Forms

  • Linkefeld c.1180 AddCh 1263 Ass 1354 Ct
  • Lingfeild St 1602 SrWills


Linkfield Ho (6″) is Linkefeld c. 1180AddCh (p), 1263Ass et freq to 1354Ct , with variant spellings Lynkefeld and Linkefeud , Lingfeild St 1602 SrWills. This may be for OE  hlinca-feld , 'open land marked by the presence of linches .' v. hlinc , feld . Cf. Lingfield infra 327.