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Survey of English Place-Names

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Foxearle Hundred

Hundred in the County of Sussex

Historical Forms

  • Folsalre, Foxer 1086 DB
  • Foxerehelle 1183 P
  • Foxherle 1248 Fees144 1332 SR
  • Woxherl 1279 Ass


Probably 'foxes' alder' (v. alor ), as suggested by Professor Ekwall, cf. Bullaller, Houndaller, Duckaller (D), Hawkaller (So).

Parishes in this Hundred