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 Tallentire


It is probable that these two names are really the same and that the first element was originally ON  tví , 'two,' or conceivably the OE  cognate twā and the second the plural of haugr. In that case, the name must have meant 'two mounds.' Cf. Trehos Wapentake (L) 'three mounds' (EHN i, 59) and Forehoe Hundred (Nf) 'four mounds' (EHN i, 78).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement