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.

Hail Farm, Hail Windmill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Howden

Historical Forms

  • Hale 1199 FF
  • Hayle Mill 1675 Deposition


Hail Farm (6″), Hail Windmill (6″) is Hale 1199 FF, Hayle Mill 1675 Deposition, v. h(e)alh 'nook of land' (probably one included in a sharp bend of the Old Derwent), alongside which Hailgate in Howden supra 251 now runs. Cf. also Halebrigg 1485 AD iv.