There were a lot of casualties when English fields were enclosed: locals lost homes and much of their income. The old names, full of history and imagery were often lost tool. Here are some, from the book by Paul Jennings, ‘The Living Village’:
From Crayke, Yorkshire:
From Smarden, Kent:
Little Wild Carrots
The last commemorates a prize fight which took place there in 1859 between champion Tom Sayers and Bill Benjamin. A thousand spectators came from London by train to where the new Dover Railway ended at the time.