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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Petworth


Keyfox is Keyfaux in a register of Petworth deeds and appears as Guyvaux on Greenwood's map (1823). In 1540 (MinAcct ) it is referred to as 'land called Keyfoxer .'