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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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of East Harlsey

Historical Forms

  • Syfthehylle, Syvehill c.1250 Riev
  • Sithill 1303 YI
  • Sythell' 1508 Guis
  • Scithill 1412 Adiii


v. hyll . In view of the first two spellings the first element may possibly be derived from OE  sifeða , 'siftings, bran, tares.'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement