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.

Swinhope

Major Settlement in the Parish of Swinhope

Historical Forms

  • Suinhope 1086 DB
  • Suinopa c.1115 LS
  • Suinhop 1263 Ipm
  • Suinahopa c.1115 LS
  • Svyneop 1194 Alv 13
  • Svynehop 1301 ib
  • Swynehopp 1242–43 Fees
  • Swynehop 1244 FF 1272 Ass 1576 Saxton 1610 Speed
  • Swynehope 1428 FA 1461 Pat 1535 VEiv 1551 del'Isle 1560 Pat
  • Swyneopp 1519 DVi
  • Suinehop 1212 Fees
  • Swineop 1229 FF
  • Swinehop 1242–43 Fees 1246 RRG
  • Swinehoppe 1307 Ipm
  • Swinehopp 1756 LER
  • Swinope 1185 RotDom 1592,1641 BT
  • Swinhop 1226 FF 1234 1285 RRGr 1690 Terrier 1794 BRA 1824 O 1828 Bry 1842 TA
  • Swinhoppe 1593,1598etpassimto1693 BT
  • Swinhopp 1599 BT 1601 Terrier 1636 Foster 1638 Terrier
  • Swinhope 1606,1609,1647,1668 BT 1671,1679 Terrier
  • Swinopp 1722,1728 BT
  • Swinop 1799 Young
  • Swynhop 1254 ValNor 1291 Tax 1303 FA 1314 Ch 1322 Ipm 1327 SR 1354 Ipm 1428 FA 1483 AD 1719 BT
  • Swynhopp 1349 Ipm 1428,1431 FA 1526 Sub 1625 LindDep
  • Swynhoppe 1623 BT
  • Swynhope 1310 Ipm 1316 FA 1322 Fine 1322 Cl 1359 Cor 1375 Peace 1384,1416 Pat 1426 Cl 1453 Pat 1453 Tat
  • Swynop 1275 RH 1332 SR 1392 Pat
  • Swynope 1373 Peace 1404 Pat
  • Swynoppe 1539 LPxiv 1569,1590 BT
  • Swynopp 1563 ib
  • Swynnop 1281 Ipm 1566 Pat
  • Swynnope 1386 1575 HMCRep

Etymology

The secluded valley of the swine (where pigs are kept)', v. swin 1 , hop . This is the only village-name in hop in the whole of Lindsey. OE  hop 'secluded valley' is discussed by Margaret Gelling, PNITL 111–21, who comments “Swinhope occupies an embayment in a very long, curving stream-valley”. It may be added that there is no village here today, though the church remains and is situated where the valley is broadest.

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