English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Earthpits Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Pentridge

Historical Forms

  • vie vocat' Earthpits 1618 CH
  • Earth pit Lane 1838 TA


, vie vocat ' Earthpits 1618CH , Earth pit Lane 1838TA , from eorðe and pytt , probably with reference to the earthworks SW of Bokerly Ditch which the lane crosses .