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.

uppe on anne þoure

Field in the Parish of Woolland

Historical Forms

  • uppe on anne þoure 833 ShaftR late13th Prideaux


uppe on anne þoure 833(14)(apparently with reference to the ridge at the E cornerof the par., but the form looks corrupt, possibly for torr'rocky peak' witha spelling influenced by ME  tour'tower'(cf. a late 13th cent. spellingThour for this noted by Löfvenberg 214, and cf. Towerhill Gl 3 21);however C. Hart(DoNHAS 86 158) suggests þoure should read þonre, forþorne'thorn-tree')