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Researching field names permission

Post by mham73 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:19 am

I have permission on a small local farm and was having a look on a tithe map at some of the old field names. Most were self-explanatory (Barn Meadow, Pond Field, etc.) but there were a few I was curious about and couldn't find anything online, namely Upper & Lower Pound Stones, Pound Stones & Clay Field & Geneting Field.
The various "Pound Stones" fields are close to Little Tiles field and Tiles Wood, so maybe linked to a local tile pottery?

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Re: Researching field names permission

Post by Wigeon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 am

You may well be right, however a word of caution from my experience. An 1805 map showed a field with 'Bradfield Pits' on it. Turned out that Bradfield Pitts was a person but the spelling on the map had only one t in Pitts. We initially speculated that there was a previously unknown area of pits i.e. excavations.
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Post by mham73 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:12 am

That link wouldn't work on my tablet, but I searched the Our Warwickshire site and it said Pound Stones are Jurassic fossils! Guessing that wasn't your link?
Tiles Field could well be named after a person, there is a Tiles Farm, I'll look into that further.
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:14 am

https://allhomosapienswelcome.wordpress ... gh-butter/

I think it was! Learnt something new today :)
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Post by mham73 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:20 am

Wow, fascinating!

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Post by Saki » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:29 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
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https://allhomosapienswelcome.wordpress ... gh-butter/

I think it was! Learnt something new today :)
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Post by peteh » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:32 pm

I never knew that, very interesting :-O
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Tile fields are often named because lots of tiles were found there. This is a good sign as it means there was building debris ( usually roof tiles). It could be they were made there too but, from my (pretty extensive) reading on the subject of field names it is more normal for it being connected to an old building.

Anyway either way it’s a field worth checking out as it means either trading or habitation ( or both) and people with things to lose.
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Post by Fisher1266X » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:15 pm

mham73 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:12 am
That link wouldn't work on my tablet, but I searched the Our Warwickshire site and it said Pound Stones are Jurassic fossils! Guessing that wasn't your link?
Tiles Field could well be named after a person, there is a Tiles Farm, I'll look into that further.
I do apologise, thats what you get trying to answer a post on a 'phone instead of a laptop or PC :D
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Post by tcawood » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:03 pm

Amazing what you learn in this hobby!

There are a bunch of field name resources online, http://coxresearcher.com/definitions/field.htm is pretty decent for example.
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:04 pm

Fisher1266X wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:15 pm
mham73 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:12 am
That link wouldn't work on my tablet, but I searched the Our Warwickshire site and it said Pound Stones are Jurassic fossils! Guessing that wasn't your link?
Tiles Field could well be named after a person, there is a Tiles Farm, I'll look into that further.
I do apologise, thats what you get trying to answer a post on a 'phone instead of a laptop or PC :D
I think I've fixed it now :))
And you found this info first ::g Sorry looks like i’ve had all the credit :E
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Post by Newsaxon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:19 pm

This is all very good to learn from. I've been trying to get tithe maps of the villages and surrounding fields of my permissions online but am struggling. I'm booked in to a heritage centre close to me where I am hoping to get some copies. Is there a good reliable online service to view these Feild maps that anyone uses?

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Post by tcawood » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 pm

The Genealogist website have many of the available Tithe maps, but not all and as I understand it not all areas were actually mapped during the tithe process - so there are gaps.

The Genealogist have a 14 day free trial, so you can have a look for yourself - https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/14day/

Don't forget to cancel it if you don't intend to continue with it.
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Post by mham73 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:44 pm

Learnt such a lot today, just thought I'd add that I have a subscription to The Genealogist, which is where I found the field names mentioned above. It amazing to compare these early 19th century maps to Google Maps and Google Earth. Happy to look anything up and let you know your field names.

Re the tiles reference, unfortunately that is on a neighbouring property, as is a path that runs by a spring next to a small copse, all consistent from tithe map to modern. Got some door knocking to do!

Thanks for all the links and input :)

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Post by tcawood » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm

On the subject of the Tile Field... there is also an agricultural drainage system called tile drainage... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tile_drainage

Given the presence of a spring... it could also be referencing that.
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Post by liamnolan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:54 pm

Not a field name, but I regularly drive up the A17 to Sleaford from Kings Lynn/Norwich and about half way there is a road to my left called Battlefield Lane. http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gatew ... rceID=1006 Always catches the eye and I never have the time to explore the area. Makes the hobby very interesting! Liam ::g
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Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 pm

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Post by Saffron » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm

Field names are a fascinating subject and some times can give an insight into the past usage of the field, but more often into its location or ownership.

One that often catches people out is "Hanging field", nearly everybody assumes its where the gallows used to be situated but it relates to a field on a hillside (eg it hangs on to the side of the hill!).

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Post by mham73 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Just as an aside, I messaged the farmer to say I might pop down on Sunday for a couple of hours detecting, and had some info on the old field names. He wants to hear all about it so he can start using the names again. So a nice bit of history rescued ::g

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Re: Researching field names permission

Post by bruno22rf » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:54 pm

We have an elderly chap in our Town that knows the names of every single field for miles so it might be worth checking if you have a local history group who may know of some field names?

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