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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.

Hungere Hyll

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • Hungere Hyll 1577 Terrier
  • hunger hill 1606 Terrier 1611 Terrier
  • Hunnger hill 1625 Terrier
  • hungerhil 1638 Terrier
  • Hunger hill 1679 Terrier
  • hungerhill 1721 Terrier

Etymology

Hungere Hyll 1577, hunger hill 1606, 1611, Hunnger hill 1625, hungerhil 1638,Hunger hill 1679, hungerhill 1721(a common derogatory name for infertileland, v. hungor)