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.

Bell Ho or Mannocks

Early-attested site in the Parish of High Easter

Historical Forms

  • Belhous(e)(lane) 1411 Ct 1422–56 MinAcct 1497 Ipm
  • Bellehowsehach 1499 Ct
  • Bellow(e)s 1590 Lancs 1594 N
  • Mannok 1497 Ipm


Bell Ho or Mannocks [beləs] is Belhous (e )(lane )1411Ct , 1422–56MinAcct , 1497 Ipm, Bellehowsehach 1499Ct , Bellow (e )s 1590 Lancs, 1594 N. As Nicholas de Belhous had a messuage in this parish in 1329 (Rental ), this is probably a manorial name.It was in the possession of George Mannok in 1497 (Ipm). Cf. Bellhouse supra 399.