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.

Wyld ( Mdw )

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • pastur ' … super Wyl 1323 MinAcct 1328 MinAcct
  • ( common called ) the Wild ( e ) 1841 TA 1623 DorR

Etymology

Wyld(Mdw)(pastur'…super Wyl 1323, 1328,(common called) the Wild(e) 1582(18), 1623, v. wīl trap, a snare', cf. Monkton Wyld in Wootton F. par.infra).