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Survey of English Place-Names

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Horton Fd & Horton Mdw

Field in the Parish of Rudheath Lordship

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Horton Felde 1560 Sheaf
  • Horton Feild 1630 AOMB
  • Horton Fields 1768 Sheaf
  • Hortons fields 1650 LRMB

Etymology

HortonFd & Horton Mdw(Horton Felde 1560, Horton Feild 1630, Horton Fields 1768, Hortons fields 1650,perhaps'dirty enclosure' from horu and tūn, but Horton may be a surname,cf. Horton 326 infra)