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 Oulton

Historical Forms

  • insulam Sancti Laurentii 1189 HolmC
  • i Laurent' 1201 ChR
  • Louranzholme 1332 SR
  • Laurenceholm(e) 1358 Fine


This name probably records the existence in the 12th century of a chapel dedicated to St Lawrence. v. holmr.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement