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.

Merryfields Plantation

Early-attested site in the Parish of Funtington

Etymology

Merryfields Plantation (6″), cf. Towne Merrifeld 1672 SRS 29. 'Pleasant field,' v. myrig . The sense of 'town here is not very obvious as the wood is not near Funtington village.