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 dead sand ( e )

Field in the Parish of Rearsby

Historical Forms

  • the dead sand ( e ) 1601 Terrier


the dead sand (e) 1601 (v. dēad, sand; prob. with reference to infertile soil rather than to a site of a violent death or to the discovery of human bones)