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.

Harborough Banks

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lapworth


Harborough Banks. Cf. Erdbyr '1220ReadingB , waste of Erbury 1343 AD iii, Little Herbury 1407 ib., Harbery Heathe 1586 AD v. There are the earthworks of a pre-Roman camp here, and the name goes back to OE  eorðburh . Cf. Arbury supra 79–80.