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.

Harper Well

Other OS name in the Parish of Pontefract

Historical Forms

  • Harpere Welle c.1175 Pont


( local , cf. Pont i, 150n ) , Harpere Welle c. 1175 Pont , ' harper well ' , v. hearpere , wella ; le harper is a common byname in WCR .