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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Shottle and Postern

Historical Forms

  • (park of) Postern(e), (parcum de) Postern(e), (park de) Postern(e) 1329 Pat 1330 Ass 1330 QW 1372 Gaunt
  • Postern(e) Park(e) 1541 DuLa 1556 Lanc 1587 DuLaMB
  • (parc de) Postorn 1372 Gaunt
  • Postorne Park 1521 Lanc


Presumably 'house made with posts', v. post , ærn or possibly 'back gate, side way' from OFr  posterne , cf. Postern (PN K 182). It was one of the parks of Duffield Frith, v. park .