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.

White Street, The Green

Other OS name in the Parish of Martham

Historical Forms

  • Heygate 1292 Stowe
  • Heigate Magna 1471 CtMartham


, formerly Heygate 1292Stowe , Heigate Magna 1471Ct Martham ; cf. Heygate Green 1504 , 1620 , 1689 supra , v. hēah ' high ' , although the early spellings can also be interpreted as hēg ' hay ' , and gata . The name was changed in the 19th cent. and the new name was perhaps formed on the analogy of Black Street supra .