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.

Houndsfield Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Hundesfeld 1086 DB 1156 Ch 1266
  • Hondysfeld 1499 ADi
  • Houndefeld 1535 VE
  • Hownesfeld 1550 Pat


'Hound's open land,' though it might also contain a pers. name, cf. Mawer in Mod. Lang. Rev. xiv. 241–2.