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.

Pilegate

Field in the Parish of Worlaby

Historical Forms

  • Pilegate 1289 HMCRutl

Etymology

Pilegate 1289 HMCRutl(perhaps, as Dr John Insleysuggests, from ON  píll'a willow'(rather than OE  píl'a spike, a stake') andgata)