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 Willowe or Lowe Closes

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • the Willowe or Lowe Closes 1636 LindDep
  • the Willow Closes or Low Closes 1697 LindDep
  • Willow Close 1661 LindDep
  • The Willow Closes 1687 LindDep
  • the Willow Closes 1689 LindDep
  • the Willow Close 1721 LindDep 1747 LindDep
  • the Willow - Close 1739 LindDep

Etymology

the Willowe or Lowe Closes 1636, the Willow Closes or Low Closes 1697, Willow Close 1661, The Willow Closes 1687, the Willow Closes 1689, the Willow Close 1721, 1747, the Willow -Close 1739(cf. the Low cl in f.ns.(a) supra)