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 South Fd

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • 1786 EnclA 1703 Terrier c.1730 Terrier 1744 Terrier
  • le Southfeld 1463 MktHPR
  • South fyeld 1635 Terrier
  • the South feild 1722 Terrier
  • Efilde 1477 MktHPR
  • campo australi 1523 Wyg

Etymology

the South Fd 1786 (1703, c. 1730, 1744, le Southfeld 1463, South fyeld 1635, the South feild 1722, v. sūð, feld; one of the great open - fields, prob. recorded earlier as Efilde 1477 (v. f. ns. (b)), and also as (in) campo australi 1523 (with MLat   campus' a field' and australis' southern'))