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.

Snowden Close

Early-attested site in the Parish of Waterhead

Historical Forms

  • Snawedon' 1394 GDR
  • Snordenclose (sic) 1589 ExchKR
  • Snawdon Close 1611 NaworthA
  • Snowden Close 1618 ib


Apparently 'snow hill,' v. dūn .