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 Napton on the Hill

Historical Forms

  • Townlaw 1752 J
  • Townlow 1821 G


Tomlow is Twemlowe , Twemlowefurlong t. Ed 1, Temelouwefurlong 1306, Tomlowfurlong c. 1520Shuckburgh , Townlaw 1752 J, Townlow 1821 G. 'At the two hills or barrows,' v. hlaw . The name is identical in origin with Twemlow (Ch), Twamlow c. 1200, Twomlowe 1266 StWerb. Cf. also Tremelau Hundred infra 247.