Freelands

Freelands CER S NO393124 1 362 115m SEF

Freeland 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc or SSE freeland

This probably originally referred to land held in a way which distinguished it from other land in the vicinity, perhaps with the minimum of feudal burdens, or directly from the crown. One definition of OSc fre is ‘without being subject to any other person or authority’ (DOST). For discussion, and other examples, see PNF 5, Elements Glossary, s.v.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2