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.

Arrowfield Top

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alvechurch

Historical Forms

  • Harewemede c.1300 EcclVar
  • Harrowfield c.1830 O


This must contain as its first element the old heathen word hearg and the 'mead' or 'field' have been a place of heathen worship. It is only five or six miles from another heathen site at Weoley (infra 350). The modern form is doubtless due to association with the neighbouring river Arrow.