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.

Wyfield Manor Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Boxford

Historical Forms

  • Wyfeld, Wyfoldfelde, Wifoldfeld, Wynallde Felde, Wyvalde Hethe 1550 LRMB
  • Wyfols Fields 1681 RecOffCat
  • Wifehold or Wifield 1761 Rocque


Wyfield Manor Fm, Wyfeld , Wyfoldfelde , Wifoldfeld , Wynallde Felde , Wyvalde Hethe 1550LRMB , Wyfols Fields 1681RecOffCat , Wifehold or Wifield 1761 Rocque. Robert son of Richard de la Wyfolde is mentioned 1309–10FF in connection with land in the adjacent parish of Winterbourne, and it is very probable that the surname was derived from the place in Boxford. This is another example of the name found in Wyfold Court (O 46, lii), Wyfold Hundred (Pt 2) and Wyvols Court in Swallowfield (109).