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.

The Folly Pond Folly Seeds

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • 1798 Nichols 1843 Sale 1926 Sale


The Folly Pond 1798 (v. ponde), 1843 Folly Seeds 1926 (v. sǣd; land on which grass or grain crops were grown for subsequent sowing; also used of grasses sown for one year's mowing or grazing) (v. folie)