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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Hovingham

Historical Forms

  • Holtorp 1086 DB 1167 P 13 YD 1244 Ass
  • Holetorp' 1166,1167 P
  • Holthorp(e) 13 RegAlbii.47d 1399 YI


'Village in the hollow' v. hol , þorp . Howthorpe is in a slight depression on rather high ground.

Places in the same Parish