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.

Yard Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Powerstock

Historical Forms

  • boscus de la Hyerd' 1300 Hutch3


, probably named from boscus de la Hyerd '1300 Hutch3 2317 ( said to be within the forest of Powerstock , cf. Powerstock Common supra ) , and Pourton aʒerde (sic)1386Ilch ( cf. S Poorton in this par . supra ) , from gierd ' a measure of land consisting of about thirty acres ' .