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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Haslemere

Historical Forms

  • Meddemefeld c.1280 Swanton
  • Medemefeld c.1350 SACxxii t.Ed3 Loseley
  • Medmefeld 1340,1384 Loseley 1412 Swanton
  • Medefeld 1388 Swanton 1548 LRMB
  • Medefold t.Hy8 MinAcct


Meadfield (6″) is Meddemefeld c. 1280 Swanton, Medemefeld c. 1350 SAC xxii, t. Ed 3Loseley , Medmefeld 1340, 1384Loseley , 1412 Swanton, Medefeld 1388 Swanton, 1548LRMB , Medefold t. Hy 8MinAcct . 'Middle open land,' or possibly 'moderate- sized open land,' v. feld and cf. Medmenham (PN Bk 190) and Medmerry (PN Sx 83).