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.

Portegate

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Portegate 1514 Wyg
  • Portgate 1655 MktHPR
  • Porgate 1722 Terrier
  • Por Gate c.1730 Terrier
  • Nethirportgate 1343 MktHPR

Etymology

Portegate 1514, Portgate 1655, Porgate 1722, Por Gate c. 1730, Longeport (e) gate 1475, 1497, 15 1 4 (v. lang 1), Nethirportgate 1343 (v. neoðera) (v. port - gate; the road to Market Harborough)