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.

Frensham Great and Little Ponds

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frensham


Frensham Great and Little Ponds are marked in Rocque (1765). In the Bishop of Winchester's Rentals there is frequent mention of the great and little vivarium . Cf. le viver de Fermesham 1200 (1282) Winton, per exitum maioris vivar ' de Fermesham 1288Rental , super caput stagni de Frensham 1647MinAcct .