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

  • watirplace 1380 Rut


watirplace 1380 (v. place; perh. with the surn. Walter (the reflex of the OGer   pers. n. Walter), since Water was its normal medieval pronunciation (v. Reaney s. n.), but wæter cannot be discounted as the first el., cf. Graueleyplace in Belvoir f. ns. (b))