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.

Meles (fields)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Millom and Millom Rural

Historical Forms

  • Melis, Meles 1175–94 Furness
  • Molas a.1290 ib
  • (le) Meles 1292 1410 HMCx c.1840 TA
  • le Melis 1397 DuLa
  • Meales 1537 Furness


'Sandhills,' v. melr and cf. Eskmeals supra 345.The name is now given to fields lying by High and Low Layriggs in Kirksanton (supra ) (ex inf. Rev. W. S. Sykes).