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

  • Gunesbroke 1431 MktHPR
  • le Gunnesbrok ' 1431 MktHPR


Gunesbroke, le Gunnesbrok' 1431 (v. brōc; Gun is poss. a hill - name of uncertain origin (cf. Gun Hill, Db 576, Gun Hills, Db 618 and Gun, StH 288), since the ON   masc. pers. n. Gunni accorded a ME   secondary genitive in - es would be unlikely compounded in a stream - name)