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Survey of English Place-Names

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Brooke fyeld

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Brooke fyeld 1635 Terrier
  • the brook field 1674 Terrier

Etymology

Brooke fyeld 1635, the brook field 1674 (v. feld; one of the great open - fields of the township, otherwise called brockhole feelde, v. Brocks Hill supra; it is uncertain whether this alternative name is the result of a reduction of brocc-hol to brōc)