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.

Harpers gate

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Harpers gate 1926 Sale
  • Myles Harpers hadland 1635 Terrier
  • Harpers penn 1635 Terrier

Etymology

Harpers gate (v. gata), Myles Harpers hadland 1635 (v. hēafod - land), Harpers penn 1635, Harpers Pen 1722, c. 1730, 1744 (v. penn 2) (with the surn. Harper, from OE   hearpere' a harper')