Early-attested site in the Parish of Hutton Cranswick
- Fetherholm c.1300 Guisb
Feather Holm (6″) is Fetherholm c. 1300 Guisb. v. holmr .The first element may well be OScand fjǫðr 'feather,' as suggested by Dr G. Knudsen. A similar name, Fjerholm , is found in Denmark (DaSN(Sj) iv, 69, 73), and it is thought that this name arose because great flocks of birds had lived in the neighbourhood. The ERY was famous for its duck decoys.