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.


Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • 1850 TA
  • le netegates 1332 Rut
  • netgate 1352 Rut
  • Neate gates 1601 Terrier 1605 Terrier 1625 Terrier
  • Neatgates 1629 Terrier


Nedgates (le netegates 1332, netgate 1352 bis, Neate gates 1601, 1605, 1625, Neatgates 1629 (1712), v. nēat; the recurring pl. form suggests that rather than' the cattle road' (with gata), this may be an early style of the later cow-gate' an allotment of pasture for a single cow', v. Field 127)