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.

Scalding Furlong

Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • 1850 TA
  • Scaldinge forlange 1601 Terrier
  • Scaldinge furlang 1625 Terrier
  • the Scalding furl ' 1629 Terrier


Scalding Furlong (Scaldinge forlange 1601, Scaldinge furlang 1625, the Scalding furl' 1629 (1712), v. furlang; earlier forms are needed; perh.' a shallow depression', with Scandinavianized OE   sc (e) ald plus - ing 2 may be thought of; but note Scaldeford' furlong and skaldewelforlang' in f. ns. (b), either of which Scalding may be a late garbled reflex)