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.

Grass Hoveacre & Little Hoveacre

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Gresse Ovaker 1665 Sheaf
  • Little Ovaker 1665 Sheaf
  • Great Ovaker or Gresse o ' bucker 1665 Sheaf


Grass Hoveacre & Little Hoveacre(Gresse Ovaker, Little Ovaker, Great Ovaker or Gresse o'bucker 1665, perhaps'marsh by the bankof a stream', from ōfer1 and kjarr; these fields at 100–277893 are besideThe Fender)