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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Falfield

Historical Forms

  • Whitfeld, Wythfeld 1497 AOMB
  • Whitefeld 1509,1533 MinAcct
  • Whitfield place 1638 InqM


Whitfield, Whitfeld , Wythfeld 1497AOMB , Whitefeld 1509, 1533MinAcct , Whitfield place 1638 InqM. 'White tract of open country', v. hwīt , feld . This was part of the same tract of land as that referred to in Whitfield Fm (4supra ) in the adjacent parish of Cromhall.