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.

Forketres

Field in the Parish of Fotherby

Historical Forms

  • Forketres m14 AD
  • y e four trees 1697 DCLeases

Etymology

Forketres m14, y e four trees 1697('theforked trees', v. furca, trēow)