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.

Hole Cmn & Hole Ctg

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lyme Regis

Historical Forms

  • Hole 1693 LymeR 1811 OS
  • Hole Common ib
  • Hole House 1841 TAMap
  • Hole Common (Plot), (Stony) Hole Hill, Hr Holes 1842 TA


Hole Cmn (SY 341945) & Hole Ctg (SY 338938), Hole 1693 LymeR, 1811 OS, Hole Common ib, Hole House 1841TAMap , Hole Common (Plot ), (Stony ) Hole Hill , Hr Holes 1842TA , cf. Richard atte Hole , Richard atte Holt (sic)1311 Pat, John atte Hole 1332 SR, from hol 1 'hole, hollow', no doubt with reference to the valley of the now unnamed stream forming the Uplyme-Lyme Regis par. bdy (earlier estbroke , v. Colway supra ).