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.

Herrywell Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Owthorpe


Herrywell Lane (6″). Cf. Herrywell Lane and Wood c. 1825 O.S. The lane is the road, partly track, partly road, which runs from a quarter of a mile north-west of Clipston in a southeasterly direction to Kinoulton and Hickling. Not far away was Herryway (Sanderson's map), the hill-road from the Vale of Belvoir by Owthorpe to Hoe Hill supra 235. This is clearly OE  here-weg , 'army road,' and the first element in Herrywell is probably the same road-name.