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.

Canfield Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stebbing

Historical Forms

  • Cannonfylde, Connonffeld 1517 Rental 1540 Ct
  • Camfelde, Canfelde 1549 Rental


Canfield Fm (6″) is Cannonfylde , Connonffeld 1517Rental , 1540Ct , Camfelde , Canfelde 1549Rental . Cf. also Canonmyll 1422 ib., Cannons Myll alias Brome Myll 1580Survey , Cannons land 1596Ct . The Augustinian canons of Little Dunmow Priory had land in the parish in 1235 (FF). The fuller form of the name survives in Cannon Wood (6″).