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Survey of English Place-Names

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Le Northfeld

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Le Northfeld 1463 MktHPR
  • campo borial ' 1523 Wyg

Etymology

Le Northfeld 1463 (v. norð, feld; one of the great open - fields, later recorded as (in) campo borial' 1523 (with MLat   campus' a field' and borialis' northern') and called also the Gallow Fd, supra)