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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Northfield

Historical Forms

  • Nordfeld 1086 DB
  • Northfeld c.1086 EveA 1190
  • Nortfeld al. Norfeld 1338 Ipm
  • Norfeld 1577 Saxton


'Open land (v. feld ) lying to the north of King's Norton,' which is itself to the north of an early settlement at or near Bromsgrove.