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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme St Cuthbert

Historical Forms

  • Ternis 1185 HolmC
  • Ternes 1538 MinAcct
  • the Ternes 1552 March
  • Tarns 1590 CWi
  • Tames 1604 DKRxxxviii


'Tarns,' v. tiǫrn .