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.

william dauinport close

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • william dauinport close l.17 Terrier
  • Thomas Davenports grass hadley 1697 Terrier
  • Ann Davenports Close 1722 Terrier
  • John Davenports hadley 1722 Terrier
  • John Davenports Shield 1722 Terrier
  • a rood called a sheild in broad sick 1635 Terrier

Etymology

william dauinport close l. 17, Thomas Davenports grass hadley 1697 (v. græs, headley), Ann Davenports Close 1722, John Davenports hadley, John Davenports Shield 1722 (v. sceld, used of a hut or a shelter of some kind; but a rood called a sheild in broad sick 1635 may be rather from sceldu' a shallow place')