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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stow - Hill Stow Hill Plantn

Field in the Parish of Glentworth

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA 1822 Terrier 1858 Terrier 1745 Terrier 1842 TA
  • Stowe hill 1602 Terrier 1612 Terrier
  • Stow hill 1674 Terrier 1690 Terrier 1693 Terrier 1745 Terrier
  • Stowhill 1724 Terrier

Etymology

Stow-Hill 1762, 1822, 1858 Stow Hill Plantn(Stowe hill 1602, 1612, Stow hill 1674, 1690, 1693, 1745, Stowhill 1724, v. stōw'a place(ofassembly), a holy place'. Mr Field points out that the importance of this place isperhaps indicated by a record of its transfer, in a Terrier of 1745: “This Close wasgiven by ye Honble Sr Thos Saunderson …(now Earl of Scarbrough) to ye Vicaragein lieu of 5 Beast Gates”)