Early-attested site in the Parish of Ashwell
- Nylowe 1313 StJohns
- Nilowe dane 1327 Ct
- Nylowepathe t.Eliz StJohns
- Highlow Path c.1840 TA
Highley Hill is Nylowe 1313StJohns , Nilowe dane 1327Ct , Nylowepathe t. ElizStJohns , Highlow Path c. 1840TA . There is a tumulus here and as we are in the midst of an ancient burial ground this is probably a compound of nigon , 'nine' and hlaw , hence 'nine barrows,' with later loss of initial n by a process which is the reverse of the common Hertfordshire addition of initial n . Cf. Introd. xxv.