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.

Kilpin Pike

Early-attested site in the Parish of Howden


Kilpin Pike is so named in 1828 Langd. v. pic 'pike,' perhaps used here of a stake or the like which acts as a landmark. Cf. Paull supra 36. Kilpin Pike is on the Ouse where it makes a sharp bend round Hook (WRY).