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.

Hooze Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Forthampton

Historical Forms

  • to þam hó 972 BCS1282 10th


Hooze Fm, possibly near the site of to þam 972 (10th) BCS 1282 on the old Eldersfield (Wo) boundary at grid 143–817330, v. hōh 'hill'; if the names are connected, the current p.n. may be directly from a surname from this p.n. (cf. Phil ' del Ho 1248Ass 13d); Hooze Fm is on a hill not far from Nashend (grid 829319), which may be the next point in the charter boundary, to þam æsce (v. æsc 'ash', cf. Wo 199).