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.

Keyholme Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Kaholm' 1415 LMR
  • duo le Holmes voc west keyholme 1578 Anc
  • Eastkeieholme, Westkeyholme 1595 FMap
  • East key holme, West key holme c.1638 Holywell
  • Key Holme 1712 Foster 1847 Padley
  • Keyholme 1839 TA
  • Kaa 1338 Anc
  • Caa 1348 ib
  • Caime Lane, Kaime Lane 1595 FSurv
  • Kamelane 1595 FMap
  • Kettle Holme Lane 1828 Bry


KEYHOLME FM, Kaholm '1415LMR , duo le Holmes voc west keyholme 1578Anc , Eastkeieholme , Westkeyholme 1595FMap , East key holme , West key holme c.1638Holywell , Key Holme 1712Foster , 1847Padley , Keyholme 1839TA , apparently named from the family of Walter Kaa 1338Anc , Walter Caa 1348ib and holmr 'higher ground amidst marsh', a word very frequently found in this parish, often denoting a saltern or a salt hill. Its appellative use in the 1578 reference is noteworthy. KEYHOLME LANE, Caime Lane , Kaime Lane 1595FSurv , Kamelane 1595FMap , Kettle Holme Lane 1828 Bry.