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.

Bat's Head

Other OS name in the Parish of Chaldon Herring


, a small coastal promontory , perhaps so called because frequented by bats , v. bat , hēafod , but Bat may be a surname ( cf. Henry (le ) Bat 1327SR , 1332 SR ( Wool ) ) , cf. foll.