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.

Warby Gate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Plumtree

Historical Forms

  • Warberga, Wareberg 1086 DB
  • Wardberge 1201 FF
  • Wardeberg(he) 1226 1276 RH 1284 FA 1337 Ch
  • grange of Warborough otherwise Plumtree Grange 1540 Deed
  • Warby Gate 1790 EnclA


Warby Gate (lost) is Warberga , Wareberg 1086 DB, Wardberge 1201FF , Wardeberg (he )1226 ib., 1276 RH, 1284 FA, 1337 Ch, grange of Warborough otherwise Plumtree Grange 1540Deed , Warby Gate 1790EnclA . This is OE  weard-beorg , 'watch hill,' cf. Warden (PN Nth 36). The name is now lost but the site is probably on the brook near Normanton, where there are some very striking earthworks (ex inf. the Rev. S. P. Potter). Warby Gate is a road leading from Tollerton towards the site of Wardeberg .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement