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 neather fyeld

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • the neather fyeld 1635 Terrier 1483 MktHPR
  • the Nether field 1703 Terrier
  • the neather feild 1722 Terrier
  • campo occidental ' 1523 Wyg

Etymology

the neather fyeld 1635, the Nether field 1703, the neather feild 1722, the Neither Field c. 1730, 1744 (v. neoðera, feld; one of the great open - fields, earlier recorded as WestFelde 1483 infra, and (in) campo occidental' 1523 (with MLat   campus' a field' and occidentalis' western'))