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Ryefields Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Funtington

Historical Forms

  • Revelles 1440 Ipm
  • Reyveils 1616 SRS14,218


Ryefields Fm (6″) is Revelles 1440Ipm (VCH ), Reyveils 1616 SRS 14, 218. The forms are too late for any certainty as to its etymology. It may be manorial, a late corruption of such a name as' Revel's.' Cf. the history of Spinfield and Mansfield (PN Bk 189, 241).