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.

Upper Ifold

Early-attested site in the Parish of Dunsfold

Historical Forms

  • Yfaud(e) 1241,1279 Ass
  • Ifaude 1255 Ass
  • Attehifold 1255 Ass
  • Ifold 1263 Ass 1332 SR


Upper Ifold is Yfaud (e )1241, 1279Ass , Ifaude 1255Ass , Attehifold 1255Ass , Ifold 1263Ass , 1332 SR (all p). 'Fold by or on the well-watered land,' v. eg , fal(o)d. The place lies by the Arun. Cf. Ifold (PN Sx 106).