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.

Whildik '

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Whildik ' 1523 Wyg
  • whield dykes 1635 Terrier
  • Whold ditches 1722 Terrier
  • Wold Ditches c.1730 Terrier
  • Would Dikes 1744 Terrier

Etymology

Whildik' 1523, whield dykes 1635, Whold ditches 1722, Wold Ditches c. 1730, Would Dikes 1744 (v. hwēol, dík, dīc; the specific became confused with wald)