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.

Holm

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Holm 1198 FF 1265–6 Acc
  • Holm Field 1272–9 ChNCP
  • Le holme 1280–9 ChNCP
  • Holmgrave 1287–8 Acc
  • le little holm 1422 FB
  • Les Holmes 1687 HD

Etymology

Holm 1198 FF, 1265–6 Acc Hem, Holm Field 1272–9 ChNCP, Le holme 1280–9 ib, Holmgrave 1287–8 Acc Hem, le little holm 1422 FB, Les Holmes 1687 HD(v. holmr, holmi and græf or grāf; theEnclosure Map gives Decoy at this point)