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.

Windmill Field

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Wynmulfeld 1356 GlR
  • Wynmylfurlonge 1539 AOMB
  • Wynmilnefeild 1589 Dep
  • Wyndemullefeld, Wind(e)mullefeld 1454 GlR
  • Wind(e)mylfeld 1537 MinAcct
  • Windmillhill feild 1616 Dep


Windmill Field (lost), Wynmulfeld 1356 GlR, Wynmylfurlonge 1539AOMB , Wynmilnefeild 1589Dep , Wyndemullefeld , Wind (e )mullefeld 1454 GlR, Wind (e )mylfeld 1537MinAcct , Windmillhill feild 1616Dep , cf. Wyndemyll 1557Val 20d. v. wind , myln , feld . The name is doubtless preserved in the street-name Windmill Parade south of Wotton (with which it is associated).