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.

Hill Somersal

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sudbury

Historical Forms

  • Oversomersale 1318 Trusley
  • superiori Somersale 1325 DbAiv
  • Ouersomersale 1330 Ass
  • Somersale super montem 1485 Hast
  • Hyll Somersale 1507 DbCh
  • Hyll Somersall 1535 Val
  • Hill Somersall 1652 DuLa


Hill Somersal, Oversomersale 1318Trusley , superiori Somersale 1325 DbA iv(p), Ouersomersale 1330Ass , Somersale super montem 1485 Hast, Hyll Somersale 1507 DbCh, Hyll Somersall 1535 Val, Hill Somersall 1652DuLa . 'Upper Somersal', v. uferra and cf. Somersal Herbert supra 604, the change to Hill (v. hyll ) being completed in the 15th century.