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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Leafield

Historical Forms

  • la Feld', la Felde 1213 Cur 1298 Eynsh
  • the Feld 1517 DInc
  • le Feild 1641 Wych
  • Aldefelde 1220–8 Sar 13th
  • Felde 1220–8 Sar 13th Ch 1366


'The field,' v. feld : probably an open space in Wychwood Forest.The first element of the modern name is the French definite article.One of the forms from Sar apparently has (e)ald, 'old,' prefixed.