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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Burwash

Historical Forms

  • Pollysford al. Pollysworth 1574 SRS20,357
  • Polesworth 1288 Ass
  • Pulleswerthe 1296 SR


Poundsford is possibly identical with the place called Pollysford al. Pollysworth 1574 SRS 20, 357, and is to be associated with Richard de Polesworth (1288Ass ) or Pulleswerthe (1296 SR). This name is probably manorial in origin, Richard's family having come from Polesworth (Wa).