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.


Field in the Parish of Cawston

Historical Forms

  • Hitesgate 1354 Ct 11 Sawyer
  • Hitestile 1354 Ct
  • Hytesbrigg 1362 Ct
  • Hyteslane 1459 Ct
  • Hytes pitt 1427 Ct


Hitesgate 1354 Ct Schram, Hitestile 1354 Ct Schram, Hytesbrigg 1362 Ct Schram, Hyteslane 1459 Ct Schram, Hytes pitt 1427 Ct Schram(cf. apud Hytes 1427; the spellings Hites -, Hytes, which here occur incombination with gata, stigel, brycg, lane and pytt, look like the gen. of the OE pers.n. Hyht as found in Hihtes gehæg 963(11 Sawyer 1303) BCS 1106; v. alsoHixon St in DEPN)