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.

Flexney Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stanton Harcourt

Historical Forms

  • Flexneye 1278–9 RH


Flexney Fm (6″) is Flexneye 1278–9 RH. The first element looks like an OE  *fleaxen from fleax, 'flax': cf. *cærsen in Cassington (252) and *gærsen in Garsington (174). flaxen is first recorded in 1521. Second element (ī)eg, 'well-watered land,' or possibly (ge)hæg, 'enclosure.'

Places in the same Parish