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.

Prior How

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stainburn

Historical Forms

  • Priorhouue c.1270 StB


This is clearly 'prior hill' (v. haugr ), presumably with reference to the Prior of St Bees, but the significance of the name is not evident.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement