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.

Pedham Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and Ormesby St Michael

Historical Forms

  • Ped(d)eham 1176,1177 P
  • Pedham 1297 Inq 1376 FF
  • Pedhom 1318 ib
  • Pedham Hall 1412,1485–90 Ct
  • Peddam Hall in Ormesbye 1547 AD


Pedham Hall (lost), Ped (d )eham 1176, 1177 P (p), Pedham 1297(p) Inq, 1376(p) FF, Pedhom 1318(p)ib , Pedham Hall 1412, 1485–90Ct , Peddam Hall in Ormesbye 1547 AD. The first el. may be OE  Ped (d )a , a pers.n., allied to or identical with one of the forms Peda , Peada , Padda (Redin 105), presumably followed by hamm ; the component hall 'manor house' would seem to have been added in the late middle ages.