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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of West Overton

Historical Forms

  • Locherige 1086 DB
  • Locrugge 1185 Templars
  • Lokerigga jvxta Marleberges, Loherigges extra Marleburghe c.1280 Winton


Lockeridge is Locherige 1086 DB, Lokeruga 1142, Lokerugge 1155–69 Templarset freq to 1332SR , with variant spellings Lokekrigge , Lokerygge , Locrugge 1185 Templars. Lokerigga jvxta Marleberges , Loherigges extra Marleburghe c. 1280 Winton. Possibly for OE  loc (a )-hrycg , 'ridge marked by enclosure(s),' v. loc(a), hrycg .