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.

Oxhead Cl

Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • 1850 TA


Oxhead Cl (v. oxa, hēafod; poss. referring to an earlier' ox headland' for which there is no other evidence (cf. neateshead furlong in Sproxton f. ns. (b)); otherwise perh. alluding to the shape of the close)