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.

A Close

Field in the Parish of Fotherby

Historical Forms

  • 1180–1200 Gilb
  • y e would ( side ) 1697 DCLeases

Etymology

A Close, 1865(y e would(side) 1697, cf. Waldesende 1210–15, v. wald).