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Major Settlement in the Parish of Fremington

Historical Forms

  • Framintona 1086 DB
  • Framigton 1107–28 ADvi t.Ed2
  • Framynton 1471 Barumii,236
  • Fremigtun 1107–28 ADvi t.Ed2
  • Farmyngton 1577 Saxton


The forms point to the same OE  pers. name Fremma which lies behind Fremington (PN NRY 213) and Framfield (PN Sx 392). The early forms with a are probably Anglo-Norman spellings (IPN 112). It may be noted that in 1227 (Ch) there is mention of a Fremesmore near by, probably named after the same man.