Bull Hey- Wigan Cricket Club

Started by: fedup (195)

Can anyone enlighten me as to why Wigan Cricket Club grounds off Park Road are named Bull Hey?

Started: 20th Mar 2021 at 20:02

Posted by: ena malcup (170)

Undoubtedly there are some variations, but 'Hey' appearing in a place name will often denote a place enclosed by a hedge.

Replied: 20th Mar 2021 at 20:45

Posted by: JR (259)

Ena, you are right. Hey is an old word for hedge and is derived from a French word. Presumably the land was a field where bulls may have been kept, enclosed by a hedge.

Replied: 22nd Mar 2021 at 10:48


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