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 Elmley Lovett

Historical Forms

  • Felegate 1275 SR
  • Felgate 1327 SR 1644 Townsend


There is very little to go upon. Possibly this is for Thelegate , 'gate made of planks' (v. þel ), with the common confusion of initial th and f .