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 Towne close

Field in the Parish of Rearsby

Historical Forms

  • the Towne close 1648 Terrier
  • Town Side 1731 Terrier


the Towne close 1648, the Backside of the Town 1679, 1700 et passim to 1745 (v. bak - side), Town Side 1731 (v. sīde) (v. tūn)