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.

Laking Garth

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA


LakingGarth(Both Mr J. Field and Dr John Insley suggest that this denotes'anenclosure or small plot of ground where games are played', v. garðr. Thefirst el. is ModE  laking, NED s.v.'playing, amusement', ME  leiking'diversion,amusement, playing'. This word survives as northern dial., including L, v.EDD s.v. laking.)