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.

Winterton Holmes

Early-attested site in the Parish of Winterton

Historical Forms

  • Dedeholm 1175 HMC
  • Dodeholm 12 NfD l.12 HMC l.12 Blomefield
  • Dudeholm 1205 Cur
  • le holmes 1443 ExtentClare
  • ye Holmes 1725 GlebeTerr
  • Holmes 1839 TA


Winterton Holmes, Dedeholm 1175 HMC, Dodeholm 12 NfD, l. 12 HMC, l. 12 Blomefield, Dudeholm 1205 Cur, le holmes 1443Extent Clare , ye Holmes 1725Glebe Terr , Holmes 1839TA (sizeable area of dry land in the marsh stretching from Somerton into Winterton); the first el. in the earliest forms is an OE  pers.n. Dod (d )a or Dud (d )a (Redin 62 f.). v. holmr , holmi .