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 Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • broadbalke 1635 Terrier
  • brode lake 1722 Terrier


broadbalke 1635, Broad (e) lake 1638, 1679, 1703, 1744, brode lake 1722 (v. brād, balca; the generic seems to have become confused with lacu (v. le Waterlakes, infra), the positions of the forms in the Terriers confirming that they refer to the same feature)