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.

South Holme

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hovingham

Historical Forms

  • Holm(e) 1086 DB
  • Southolme 1301 YI


v. holmr . The name refers to the low-lying land between Hole Beck, the river Rye and Wath Beck. “South” in relation to North Holme 59infra .

Places in the same Parish