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.

Tocil Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoneleigh

Historical Forms

  • bosc. de Taselhulle, medwe de Tosall, Tosale 14th LegerBk
  • Toshale 1433 Ct
  • Toashill c.1840 TA


Tocil Ho is bosc. de Taselhulle , medwe de Tosall , Tosale 14thLegerBk , Toshale 1433Ct , Toashill c. 1840TA . It is tempting to associate this name with a lost OE  tāsel , a variant of tǣsel , 'teazle,' but it is very difficult to relate the later compounds to the first one.