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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wharrels Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bothel and Threapland

Historical Forms

  • 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.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement