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.

Ram's Hill (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Marnhull

Historical Forms

  • claus' voc' Rameshill 16 Glyn
  • Rams Hill 1811 OS
  • Long Ramshill, Lr Ramshill 1838 TA
  • on Rumanhelle 958 ShaftR(S656) 15


Ram's Hill (Fm) (ST 813170), claus ' voc ' Rameshill 16Glyn , Rams Hill 1811 OS, Long Ramshill , Lr Ramshill 1838TA , possibly to be identified with on Rumanhelle 958 (15) ShaftR (S 656) in the Anglo-Saxon bounds of Thorton infra , apparently 'roomy or spacious hill', v. rūm (wk.obl. -an ), hyll , cf. the f.n. Ramsom in the adjacent par. of Manston supra .