Exhibition : Field-names of Borgue

14 June - 30 July 2021

Nearly all fields have a name, and these names act as a memorial, telling the story of a place and can connect you with the history of your area. The names used today are the result of a largely oral tradition where the original name may have evolved over many years and can be hard to decipher.


Find out more.

The Field-names of Borgue exhibition provides a fascinating introduction to our relationship with the countryside and the connection between people and place, past and present.

We have created an interactive map of the Borgue area that shows the field names and possible origin of the name, along with other historical and cultural information:  www.borgue.org/borgue-area-field-names

Can you help?

Volunteers on the Borgue Field-name Project have set about mapping and analysing names and are keen to discover more.

Names of a small number of fields have not been recorded. Can you help fill the missing gaps?

Old farm maps are an invaluable resource when researching field-names. Do you know of any old maps or documents that might help us discover more names?

If you can help us discover more field-names and place-names or want advice on how to gather field-names in your area please contact John Shields on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01557 870678 or alternatively, you can enter comments at the bottom of the web page.

The team would like to offer a huge thank you to all the local farmers and everyone else who has helped with this project, and are pleased that after 18 months nearly 1,000 field names have been collected, and the meaning and possible origin of the names analysed.