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.


Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Pylwelfurlonge 1495 MktHPR
  • Pilwellfurlong 1638 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier


Pylwelfurlonge 1495, Pilwellfurlong 1638, 1679, 1703 (v. wella, furlang; prob. with pyll' a small stream', but the OE   masc. pers. n. Pīla is poss., since in names with wella, OE masc. pers. ns. freq. occur as the specific)