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.

Wakelopittes

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Wakelopittes 1507 Wyg 1523 Wyg
  • Waklins pittes 1635 Terrier 1638 Terrier
  • Wakelins pitts 1703 Terrier
  • Waklins pits 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Wakelopittes 1507, 1523, Waklins pittes 1635, 1638, Wakelins pitts 1703, Waklins pits 1722, Waklin Pits c. 1730, 1744 (v. wacu, hlāw, pytt)