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.

Windfallwood Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lurgashall

Historical Forms

  • Wyndefeld, Wingefold 1296 SR
  • Wyngefold 1331 ADC6472
  • Winfold 1547 Wills
  • Wingfold 1567 ChancP 1642 Will


Windfallwood Common [waindfəl] is Wyndefeld , Wingefold 1296 SR, Wyngefold 1331AD C6472(all p), Winfold 1547 Wills, Wingfold 1567 ChancP, 1642Will , Windfold Wood 1780 Parish Records . Beyond its being clear that we have another fold - name here (v. falod ) it is difficult to suggest an etymology for these inconsistent forms. Possibly the first element is the same as that found in Wyndham infra 213.