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.

Port Hill

Field in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • 1771 Terrier 1694 Terrier l.17 Terrier 1700 Terrier
  • Portle c.1715 Terrier c.1720 Terrier 1724 Terrier
  • Portel 1745 Terrier

Etymology

Port Hill 1771 (1694, l. 17, 1700, Portle c. 1715, c. 1720, 1724, Portel 1745; if an early market site, then v. port 2, hyll, but poss. is a reduced port - wey, hyll, the hill being that over which or beside which a road to Leicester ran, v. Cox 81 for discussion of the common Port Hill)