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.

the Ball Cross

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • the Ball Cross 1722 Terrier

Etymology

the Ball Cross 1722 (v. ball, cros; ball could refer to part of a stone cross's particular construction or to a hillock on which the cross was sited)