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Survey of English Place-Names

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Ifold Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Ifold 1296 SR
  • Ifold al. Ivold 1592 BM


Ifold Ho is Ifold in 1296 (SR) (p), 1340 (MinAcct ), Ifold al. Ivold in 1592 (BM). Since the farm lies low near a stream, the first element is probably OE  eg, 'well-watered land,' v. Ebernoe supra 104.