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Survey of English Place-Names

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ben gate

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • ben gate c.1650 Terrier
  • bend gate c.1650 Terrier

Etymology

ben gate, bend gate c.1650(Dr Insley suggests that thisis'the gate fastened with a cord or chain', v. geat, the first el. being ME bende'fetter, shackle, chain; a cord for tying or fastening', cf. MED s.v.)