English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Pighill and Pighill Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beverley

Historical Forms

  • Pighell 1598 FF 1698 YD
  • Pighill als. Piggill 1606 FF
  • Pighill Lane 1633 BevRent


Pighill (6″) and Pighill Lane (6″), Pighell 1598 FF, 1698 YD, Pighill als. Piggill 1606 FF, Pighill Lane 1633BevRent . The modern pronunciation [pigəl] suggests that this is 'pig hill' and not the ME  pighel which is found in Pea Hill supra 91.