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.

Willowsgate Little Willowsgate

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • 1836 Valuation 1843 Sale 1877 White 1926 Sale
  • Wylardisgate 1477 MktHPR
  • willowes gate 1635 Terrier
  • Willowsgate 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • willas gate 1722 Terrier
  • Nethir Wylardisgate 1477 MktHPR

Etymology

Willowsgate 1836, 1843, 1877 Little Willowsgate 1926 (Wilardesgate 1475, 1497, 1514, Wylardisgate 1477, Willersgate 1497, 1638, willowes gate 1635, Willowsgate 1679, 1703, willas gate 1722, Nethir Wylardisgate 1477 (v. neoðera), v. gata; with the surn. Willard, a reflex of the OE   masc. pers. n. Wilheard).