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.

Pentrich

Major Settlement in the Parish of Pentrich

Historical Forms

  • Pentric 1086 DB 1171–5 Darley
  • Pentrez 1154–9 Darley
  • Pentriz 1162–82,1175,Hy2,1191,c.1200,1216–23 Darley 1348 ib
  • Pencriz 1188–98,1195–8 ib
  • Pentris, Pentrys 1330 QW
  • Pentrich(e), Pentrych(e) 1229 Ch 1287 Misc 1291 Tax 1302 FA
  • Penkriche 1415 DuLaMB
  • Pentridg(e) 1577 Saxton 1587 Hard 1610 Speed 1767 Burdett

Etymology

Professor Jackson suggests that Ekwall's etymology 'boars' hill' may be correct, from OW  penn (Brit  penno) 'a hill', and OW  *tirch 'boars', pl. of twrch ; cf. Pentyrch Glam and perhaps Pentridge Do.

Places in the same Parish

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