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 Entry in Whinfield

Field in the Parish of Brougham

Historical Forms

  • 1745 PR
  • Entrey botm breay 1790 Hothf
  • Entrey 1791 Hothf
  • Entry bottom 1791 Hothf

Etymology

the Entry in Whinfield 1745(Entrey botm breay 1790,Entrey, Entry bottom 1791, probably the e.ModE  hunting term entry'apoint where a deer enters a thicket'(NED s.v.), as this place was in WhinfieldForest, v. botm, ON  brá'brow of a hill')