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.

Fobney Meadow

Early-attested site in the Parish of Reading (including Caversham)


Fobney Meadow, cf. Vobeneye n.d. (14th) ReadingC (3 ), Vobney 14thReadingC , 1520 ArchJ 5, Vobney Mede , Vobney Bridge Ed 6LRMB .'Fobba's island', v. (ī)eg. The meadow lies between the main stream and a branch of the Kennet. For the pers.n. which is found in a number of p.ns., v. Ess 156, W 214.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement