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Survey of English Place-Names

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Gallow Cl

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • 1786 EnclA 1703 Terrier c.1730 Terrier 1744 Terrier
  • Gallow fyeld 1635 Terrier
  • the Gallowe Feild 1638 Terrier
  • le Northfeld 1463 MktHPR
  • campo borial ' 1523 Wyg

Etymology

Gallow Cl 1786 (Gallow 1635, 1722, c. 1730, 1744, Under gallow 1635, 1703, 1722, c. 1730) (1703, c. 1730, 1744, le gallowfeld 1441, 1461, Gallow fyeld 1635, the Gallowe Feild 1638, v. feld; one of the great open - fields, also called le Northfeld 1463 in f. ns. (b), and otherwise recorded as (in) campo borial' 1523, with MLat   campus' a field' and borialis' northern') (v. galla, hōh and Gallow Field Rd in Foxton)