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 Poor 's Land

Field in the Parish of Wistow

Historical Forms

  • 1772 EnclA 1772 EnclA


The Poor's Land 1772 (v. pouer (e); it was allotted at the Enclosure in 1772 for charitable purposes and in 1837 consisted of 10 acres of land divided into small allotments)