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.

Holme Mount

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Holme

Historical Forms

  • Holme Mount c.16 Hutch3 1774 Hutch1
  • the west syde of Holemount 1546 Ct


Holme Mount (SY 906844), Holme Mount c. 16 Hutch3, 1774 Hutch1, the west syde of Holemount 1546Ct , 'the hill at Holme', v. mont . It reaches 210′ and is described by Hutch3 1 555 as 'a little hill…on which is an imperfect fortification'; two tumuli are marked 6″. One of the customs of Corfe Castle (c. 16) was that 'the ffree barons and inheritours of Corffe…ought to drive their cattayle to Holme Mount in the West Walke, on Whitsonday yearly, there to depasture that daye and three dayes followinge' (Hutch3 1498), v. the West Walke infra .