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.

Watergates Ctg, Watergates Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Broadmayne


, perhaps with reference to sluices ; near the stream rising at Broadmayne which ( lower downstream ) was called Mayn ( e ) water in the 15th cent. , v. the f.n. Main Water Close in Moreton par . supra and cf. aquam de Mayne Martel 1288Ass .