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.

Ovinghill (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodham

Historical Forms

  • Woving Hill c.1718 L.i


The forms are too late to do much with. Oving is not far away and it may be that Ovinghill has something to do with it.In that case the w is a dial. development. Cf. Oakley and Hawridge supra for a similar spelling. Such a pronunciation is common in Bucks (EDG 207–8).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement