Early-attested site in the Parish of Bothel and Threapland
- Wharral Hill 1586 CWxiv
This is a well-rounded hill and the origin of the name is perhaps OE hwyrfel or ON hvirfill.Cf. Whorlton, by Whorl Hill (PN NRY 177) and Whorwellsdown (PN W 135). The first word may, however, be quarrel , 'quarry', as in Quarryhill supra 270.