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.

Burgate Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hambledon

Historical Forms

  • ate Burgate 1332 SR
  • Burgatelond 1425 Loseley
  • Burgate 1483 AddCh


Burgate Ho is atteburgate 1235, la Burgate 1259, atte Borghgate 1325Ass , ate Burgate 1332 SR (all p), Burgatelond 1425Loseley , Burgate 1483AddCh . A compound of burh and geat , referring to a gate near or in an old burh . Cf. Burgate in Fordingbridge (Ha), Borgate 1086 DB, Burgat (e )1227 Ch, 1256Ass , Burghgate 1346 FA, Buckhatch in Rettendon (Ess), Burgatesfeld 1336FF .