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.

Finlow Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Finlow Hill 1654 Dow
  • Fynlowe 1369 Eyre
  • Findlow 1688 Tab
  • Finlow's (Living) 1737,1800 Dow


Finlow Hill (101–860766), Finlow Hill 1654Dow , 'heaped mound', v. fīn , hlāw . This is the origin of the surname Fynlawe 1342 Tab, Fynlowe 1369Eyre , Findlow 1688 Tab, in Finlows Ho (101–863782), Finlow 's (Living )1737, 1800Dow (v. living ).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name