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.

Barrack Cottages

Other OS name in the Parish of Wymeswold


, barrack is sometimes a reflex of berewīc ' a barley farm , a grange , an outlying or demesne farm ' , but there are no early forms here to support this interpretation ; more likely is barrack ' a temporaryshelter, a rude hutment ' , referring to a building which preceded the cottages .