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.

Oxter

Field in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA

Etymology

Oxter(probably dial. oxter(OE  ōhsta)'armpit', here used either topographically,or figuratively for'dower land, gift land', v. oxter EDD)

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name