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.

le Waterlakes

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • le Waterlakes 1383 MktHPR
  • le Watyrlakes 1383 MktHPR
  • Waterlakys 1477 MktHPR


le Waterlakes, le Watyrlakes 1383, Waterlakys 1477, Waterlakes 1484, 1638, 1679, 1703 (v. wæter, lacu; perh. signifying water - courses which never dried up)