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.

Betweene the Closes

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • Betweene the Closes 1601 Terrier
  • Betwixt the Cloosen 1724 Terrier

Etymology

Betweene the Closes 1601, Betwixt the Cloosen 1724 (v. betwēonan, betwixt, clos (e), closing; it is uncertain whether cloosen represents a local dial. pl. in - en, cf. barlie haden, Crook haden etc. in Burton Overy f. ns. (b))