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.

a furlonge called weake howe

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • a furlonge called weake howe 1577 Terrier
  • wakhoe 1611 Terrier 1625 Terrier
  • wakehou 1638 Terrier
  • Wacow 1721 Terrier

Etymology

a furlonge called weake howe 1577, wakhoe 1611,1625, wakehou 1638, Wacow 1721('look-out mound', v. wacu, haugr)