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.

Paddockes peece

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Paddockes peece 1638 Terrier
  • Paddocks peece 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • Paddockis Pyltche 1485 MktHPR
  • Paddockkys Pyltche 1492 Deed


Paddockes peece 1638, Paddocks peece 1679, 1703 (v. pece), Paddockis Pyltche 1485, Paddockkys Pyltche 1492 (v. pilche' a garment made of skin dressed with the hair; a rug laid over a saddle' (v. OED pilch sb. 1 and 2a); perh. used figuratively of a small piece of rough ground; most prob. with ME   paddok' a frog' rather than with the surn. Paddock derived from it)