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.

Hobbing Garth

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA

Etymology

Hobbing Garth(2x)(probably from the surn. Hobbing, with garðr, butDr J. Insley compares ME  hobing'hawking with a hobby', so that this may bean enclosure from which such activities took place)