English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Westgathe

Field in the Parish of Cabourne

Historical Forms

  • Westgathe c.1150 TYR 1150–60 Dane
  • Vestgate Hy2 Newh c.1150 TYR

Etymology

Westgathe(sic) 1150–60, Vestgate Hy2(Ed1), e13(Ed1)(v. west, gata)