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.

Moota Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Blindcrake, Isel and Redmain

Historical Forms

  • Mewthow, Mewtey Hill 1537 LP
  • Mewto beacon 1576 S
  • Mewtoo-beacon 1656 Spelman
  • Villare, the more of Muta 1675 Sandford
  • Moothay 1777 NB
  • Moutay 1821 G


Cf. Mowtay High Cow Gate 1777Hudleston . v. (ge)mōt and hōh . The hill is mentioned as a place of assembly in LP (Vol. xii, Pt. 1, pp. 80, 301, 303).