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.

Foredraught Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Himbleton

Historical Forms

  • the Vardroe 1649 Surv 1820 G c.1830 O
  • Foredrove 1786 MapofWorc.Canal


For this name see EDD s. v. It is a very common term in Wa and Wo for a lane or path for the purposes of draught from a farm to the main road.