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.

The Pikelets

Field in the Parish of Great Casterton

Historical Forms

  • 1876 Burghley 1950 Burghley

Etymology

The Pikelets 1876, 1950(evidently dial. pikelet'a small round teacake';this may have been used fancifully of a small patch of ground with a roughlypitted surface reminiscent of that surface of the teacake upon which butter isspread)