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.

the Meadow

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • the Meadow 1661 Terrier
  • the Middow 1693 Terrier
  • the meddowe side 1674 Terrier
  • the Middou side l.17 Terrier

Etymology

the Meadow 1661, the Middow 1693, (the) Meadow End 1661, 1697, 1722 (v. ende), the Meadow (e) hedge 1635, 1638, 1700, 1703, 1708 (v. hecg), the meddowe side 1674, the Middou side l. 17, (the) Meadow Side 1697, 1722 (v. sīde) (v. mēd (mēdwe obl. sg.))