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.

Turkington Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Somersham


cf. Laurence Turkyngton in Somersham 1551 FF

It is clear that Turkington here is not a place-name but a pers. name which has become attached to a property which was in possession of a man of that name. Where he came from originally we do not know, possibly it was from Torkington (Ch).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement