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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkby Moorside

Historical Forms

  • Harlonde 1282 YI


Harland is on the top of a hill and in the neighbourhood are a large number of tumuli. With this in view it is possible that the first element is an OE  *har meaning apparently 'a rock, tumulus, heap of stones' (cf. PN BedsHu 137). Harome 70infra seems to contain the same element.