Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Origins of English Field-names

Some examples from Felsham Hall Farm, 1838

Field names mentioned in deeds and on maps can tell us a lot about land use over the centuries. Field names existing on farms today can sometimes go back to the time of enclosure of the great fields of the medieval period.

This poster was produced for the Felsham History Day September 2010:

Click on the map to get a larger image. (Then, holding CTRL and moving the roller on your optical mouse, you make the image even larger and hopefully clearer. You can make the image even larger on your Windows screen by pressing F11)
Alternatively, click here to see a detailed version of this poster using Adobe Acrobat

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