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.

Westgate

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Westgate 1422 FB
  • Westgate crofts 1422 FB
  • Westgate faldgate 1422 FB

Etymology

Westgate, Westgate crofts, Westgate faldgate 1422 FB, fields in thenorth-western corner of the parish, along Askeway(Westgate would seem to havebeen an old name of the main road from Hemsby village to Martham, v. gata,falod and geat,'fold gate')