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 Wash ditch

Field in the Parish of Rearsby

Historical Forms

  • the Wash ditch 1675 Terrier


the Wash ditch 1675 (v. wæsce, dīc; presum. a sheep - dip, cf. ModEdial wash - dyke)