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.

Dover's Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Weston Subedge


Dover's Hill, 1830 M, named from Robert Dover , who (according to Rudder 24) lived in the time of James 1 and 'instituted certain diversions on the Coteswold, called after his name, which were annually exhibited about Willersey and Campden…every Thursday in Whitsun-week at a place called Dover's Hill'; an account of the games (which ceased in 1852) is given in Annalia Dubrensia (1638), cf. also BG xiii, 103 ff and The Times 25 May 1961.