The two "fields", in this case, are the villages of Great Bardfield and Finchingfield, which we visited recently. We had a quick wander around each village to enjoy some of their beauty and quirkiness.
Great Bardfield gives the impression that it once had ambitions to be a small town, and in different circumstances could have expanded into a modest hub for the surrounding villages. However things went in the other direction and there's evidence of many former pubs and shops now converted to dwellings. Commerce's loss has been beauty's gain.
For anyone visiting the area, by all means go to Finchingfield, but get there mid-morning, mid-week, to avoid the crowds. But it's also worth exploring many of the villages hereabouts. Many are part of The One-Hundred Parishes, an unofficial body aimed at increasing appreciation of the villages in this little-known corner of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.