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.

Wakehou

Field in the Parish of Croxton

Historical Forms

  • Wakehou Hy3 Newh c.1240 HarlCh

Etymology

Wakehou Hy3(Ed1) Newh, c.1240(Dr John Insley suggeststhat the first el. is perhaps a byname from ON  vakr'watchful'(cf. Reaney s.n.Wake) and haugr'a(burial) mound, a hill')

Places in the same Parish