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.

Gorhuish, Higher and Lower

Early-attested site in the Parish of Northlew

Historical Forms

  • Gohewis (sic) 1086 DB
  • Gorehiwiss' 1242 Fees784
  • Gorehiwishe 1378 IpmR
  • Gorhywys 1285 FA


'Dirty estate,' v. gor , hiwisc .