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.

Linstead

Field in the Parish of Catfield

Historical Forms

  • Linstead 1768 Ct

Etymology

Linstead 1768 Ct Catfield(v. lind'lime-tree', līn'flax' orhlynn'maple-tree' and stede; cf. Linstead, Magna and Parva Sf and discussionof the OE  landmark lyne stede BCS 1200 in Sandred 1963: 191, 277)