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.

Church Hill Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pontesbury

Historical Forms

  • Church Hill 1842 TA


CHURCH HILL WOOD, Church Hill 1842TA . This is a clear instance of the compound of OE  crūc (a loan-word from PrW) and hyll , which has become Churchill in a number of instances. crūc was used both of tumuli and of hills with an abrupt outline, and the latter usage suits this example.