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 Clippesby

Historical Forms

  • Meynardesdele 1237–51 Holme
  • Meynardes Dale c.1240 Holme


Meynardesdele 1237–51 Holme, Meynardes Dale c. 1240 ib(OF Mainard, Meinard, OG  Maganhard, Meginard, pers.ns.; v. Forssner 181 andReaney s.n. Maynard. The spelling -dele is from OE  dǣl2'share of land'. ME dale occurs in Nf also in variation with ME  dole, from dāl'share of land', andin L with OScand  deill; v. Lindkvist 30–35)