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.

Tor Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wotton under Edge

Historical Forms

  • to þæm torre 940 BCS764 12th
  • Torrhill Eliz Surv


Tor Hill, to þæm torre 940 (12th) BCS 764, Torrhill ElizSurv .v. torr 'a rock, rocky outcrop or peak', an OE word ultimately of Celtic origin. It is a steep, narrow, pointed ridge.