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.


Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • Tousedaile 1390 Cl


Tousedaile 1390(a piece of meadow, v. deill; the first el.seems obscure, but Dr John Insley suggests that we might think of a Scand.stream-name *þōsa connected with the IE  root *ta(u)-'dissolve', cf. A. Janzén'sremarks on Tosån in Bohuslän, NoB 23(1935), 32–35, and the discussion ofTaasinge in Danmarks Stednamne 23, 63–66. For the spelling -ou - for /o:/ inlate ME, v. Jordan, para 53)