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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Oxenhop(e) 1301 LS 1605 NR
  • Oxhoppe 1538 Riev


'Oxen valley' v. hop . The first element is OE  oxa , gen. plur. oxena , as in Oxenhope (YWR).