Early-attested site in the Parish of Horsted Keynes
- Vexemeade 1567 SRS3,51
Vox End (6″) is perhaps identical with Vexis 1424, Le Vex 1446, 1452 SAC 64, 71, Vexemeade 1567 SRS 3, 51. This is probably OE feax , 'hair,' used of coarse grass, shrubs or the like. v. Goodall (PN SWY 154–5), who calls attention to the use of the dat. pl. feaxum in some such sense in BCS 880, and v. Bellyfax in PN NRY 84. vex would be a Sussex dialect form of the word. The neighbouring Waxend Cottage shows curious confusion of v and w , cf. Fyning supra 39.