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.

Rum Pits

Field in the Parish of East Holme

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA

Etymology

Rum Pits(perhaps rūm2'spacious, wide', unless this is an allusion to the smugglingof rum(the spirit))