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 Earley


Foxhill, 1840TA , cf. Foxele 1309 Cl, which means 'foxes' wood or clearing', v. fox , lēah . The latter name may be a corruption of the earlier one.