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 Tardebigge

Historical Forms

  • Foxhuntleyates c.1300 Pat
  • Foxenlydeyate 1464 Pat
  • Foxlydiate 1591,1594 Wills
  • Fox Liddet 1675 Ogilby


'Swing-gate used by the fox-hunt or hunters,' v. hlidgeat and cf. Lydiate Lane in Hasbury supra 295. In the metes of Feckenham Forest (1300Pat ) we have mention of Foxhuntwey voc. le Ruggeway , v. supra 4.