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.

Saw Pit(lost)

Other OS name in the Parish of Glentworth


( lost ) , 1828 Bry , v. NED s.v. saw-pit “ An excavation in the ground , over the mouth of which a framework is erected on which timber is placed to be sawn with a long two - handled saw by two men , the one standing in the pit and the other on a raised platform ” .