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.

Foxtonegate

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Foxtonegate 1343 MktHPR
  • le Foxtongate 1495 MktHPR
  • Foxton gate 1524 Wyg
  • Foxton Moore 1638 Terrier 1679 Terrier
  • Foxon Moore 1703 Terrier

Etymology

Foxtonegate 1343, le Foxtongate 1495, Foxton gate 1524 (v. gata), Foxton Mor' 1325, 1374, 1385, Foxton Moore 1638, 1679, Foxon Moore 1703 (v. mōr 1) (Foxton lies 3 miles to the north - west)