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.

Fountain's Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Fountaynes alias Gorelandes 1557 SRS14,134
  • Fontaynes 1327 SR


Fountain's Fm is called Fountaynes alias Gorelandes in 1557 (SRS 14, 134) and is probably named after John de Fontaynes (1327 SR). For the alternative name v. gara .