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.

Falling Gate

Field in the Parish of Cawston

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA
  • Fallynggate 1417–8 Acc 1485 Ct
  • Falleyate 1422 Ct
  • Fullingat 1562 Terr


Falling Gate(Fallynggate 1417–8 Acc, 1485 Ct, Falleyate 1422 ib, Fullingat 1562 Terr; Candler gives bothfalling gate and fallgate or foldgate, the purpose of which is to prevent cattle fromstraying, cf. John de Fallyng 1422 Ct)