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 Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Lollyngfolde 1338 Ass
  • Lowfold 1642 SRS14,221


The first identification is by no means certain. If correct, the name means 'Lulla's fold,' v. falod . For a similar reduction cf. Lyminster infra 169 and Lowbrook (Do), 1263 Ipm Lollebrok and Lowden (W), 1258 Ch Lolledon . Otherwise, it must be of late origin and named from its situation.