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.

Honey Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fen Drayton


Honey Hill (6″) is so named c. 1840 (TA). Cf. Honehill 1494Rental , 1510StCatharine 's , Honyhell t. Hy 7Rental (in Fulbourn) and Hunihul c. 1250 PN Nt 285. This name is found six times in the county and thrice as a field-name, usually in parishes with much marsh. Honey probably has reference to the stickiness or muddiness of the soil. Cf. Hunibuttes 1228 FF (Stanton), Honiefelde 1504Pembroke (Whittlesford). Honey Hill in Chatteris (infra 249) has a different origin.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement