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.

Sedge Fen Drove

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wicken


Sedge Fen Drove (6″). Cf. Segfrythfen 1345CartMisc , Seggefen 1449 Pat. The name is self-explanatory. Cf. Frith Fensupra 179 and Segenefenweybrede 1251ElyCouch (Fen Ditton), Sechfen 13thStJohn 's (Haddenham), Seggefen 1427Ct (March), le Seggeffen 1449Ct (Ely).