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.

Went Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Darrington

Historical Forms

  • Weneteshil 1180–1200 Nost19
  • Wenteshill c.1200,14 ib


Went Hill, Weneteshil 1180–1200Nost 19, Wenteshill c. 1200, 14 ib 17, 18d. 'Hill by the Went', v. R. Went (RNs.), hyll . The hill is a steep-sided lofty ridge running along the Little Went for about a mile.