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.

Stony How

Early-attested site in the Parish of Drigg and Carleton

Historical Forms

  • Stanihous (sic) c.1280 StB


The first element is OE  stānig , 'stony,' the second probably ON  haugr.