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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Felixkirk

Historical Forms

  • Fridebi 1086 DB
  • Ecclesia S. Felicis 1210 FF
  • Felicekyrke, Felicekirk 1293 QW 1316 Vill
  • Feliskirk 1410 NCyWills
  • Fillyxchurche 1578 FF


Fridebi appears from the topographical arrangement of DB to be in the parish of Felixkirk and may represent what was later known as Felixkirk. It is of the same origin as Firby 237infra .

Felixkirk is 'the church dedicated to St Felix' v. kirkja .Cf. Oswaldkirk 55supra and Romaldkirk 309infra .