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.

Le Harrowe

Field in the Parish of Repps with Bastwick

Historical Forms

  • Le Harrowe 1466 Field
  • Le Harrows 1677 Glebe

Etymology

Le Harrowe 1466, Le Harrows 1677 Glebe Terr(in Bastwick; Field correctly derives harrow field-names fromOE  hearg'heathen temple', but here it may be worth noting that the OScandcounterparts, OSwed  hargher, OWScand  hǫrgr, also had the meaning'a heap ofstones')