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.

Housland

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • Howslond ( e ) 1395 MiltC 1395 MiltRoll

Etymology

Housland(Howslond(e) 1395, 1395(e15), v. land; the first el. couldbe hūs'house' or the possessive form of the ME  surname How)