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.

Ell Hole

Field in the Parish of Claybrooke Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1839 Map

Etymology

Ell Hole (sic) (a disparaging name for infertile or otherwise unattractive land, a form of' Hell Hole', altered by Victorian squeamishness about' strong' language)