OLD FIELD NAMES.
A short account is given in Blomefield's History of Norfolk of the Bishop of Ely's Manor at Feltwell in the time of Edward I, 1272-1307, and the following fields and places are mentioned: Suthfeld, Estfeld, Portegatefeld, Mikelebredfeld, Loverkehilfeld and Lingberewong; also Frithelmes, Hickgate, Ellengate, Suth and North-fen, both of which were marshes; a fishery called Baldebec and the fishery of Bruneslode; a water-mill known as Brigge-Meln and a windmill which is not named.
Suthfeld and Estfeld are, of course, South and East Field; Mikelebredfeld is Mickleburgh Field; the termination "burgh" signifies a town, castle, fort, and Gedge's History speaks of Mickleburgh as the Great-Fort; it stood on the edge of the Highlands overlooking the sea. Laverock is a name for the Lark and Loverkehilfeld may be for Lark's Hill Field. Wong is the old Saxon word for Field; in many Norfolk parishes there is a field known as The Wong; and I take Lingberewong to have been a field or heath covered with ling. Brigge-Meln is the Mill by the Bridge.
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