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.

Holebergh

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Holebergh 1343 MktHPR
  • Holbarogh 1488 MktHPR
  • ouerholborgh 1507 Wyg
  • ouerholburgh 1523 Wyg

Etymology

Holebergh 1343, Holbarogh 1488, ouerholborgh 1507, ouerholburgh 1523 (v. ofer 3) (perh.' hill with animal burrows' or' hill with a deep depression in it', v. hol 1, berg; the OE   masc. pers. n. Hōla is also poss. as the specific)