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.

Orfold Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Overfold(e) 1338 FF 1347 Pat 1397 IpmR
  • Orfold al. Overfold 1553 SRS20,332
  • Arfold 1823 G


Orfold Fm is Overfold (e ) in 1338 FF, 1347 Pat and 1397 IpmR, Orfold al. Overfold in 1553 SRS 20, 332, Arfold in 1823 G.'Fold by the bank,' v. ofer , falod . It lies by the Arun river.Arfold shows the common Sussex [ɑˑ] for or .