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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ham & Stone

Historical Forms

  • Hisefeld 1585 FF
  • Heisfeild 1621 ib
  • Hisfield 1724 Will


Hystfield, Hisefeld 1585FF , Heisfeild 1621 ib, Hisfield 1724 Will.Probably 'Hyssa's tract of open country' from the OE  pers.n. Hyssa or possibly OE  hyse 'youth' (mainly in poetry) from which the pers.n. is derived (Redin 7, 50). v. feld .