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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.

Tinkfield Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Etchilhampton

Historical Forms

  • Fing Field Barn 1773 Devizes
  • Tinkfield c.1840 TA


Tinkfield Fm (6″) is Fing Field Barn 1773Devizes , Tinkfield c. 1840TA . This lies just west of Etchilhampton Hill, the meeting-place for the Hundred of Cannings (cf. supra 249).This suggests that the first element is the Old English þing , 'assembly,' used elsewhere in hundred and other names; cf. Tingrith Hundred (PN BedsHu 134) and Fingest (PN Bk 176) where we have the same confusion of initial th and f and Anglo-Norman t . Cf. also perhaps Tinghale (PN Sx 92).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement