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 Priory

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Holme


Holme Priory (SY 899859), on the site of a Cluniac priory, a cell of the priory of Montacute (So), founded about the middle of the 12th cent. (a1165 MontC, v. VCHDo 280 ff), usually referred to as prioria , but cf. Cella de Holme 1535 Hutch3, Holme a celle to Montegue 1535–43 Leland. In fact the priory of Montacute had lands here as early as c. 1107 (14) AddCh , cf. also Sancte Marie de Holna Steph (14) AddCh .