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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hutton le Hole

Major Settlement in the Parish of Lastingham

Historical Forms

  • Hotun 1086 DB
  • (Hege)hoton 1204 Ass
  • Hoton subtus le Hegh 13 Dugdiii.560
  • Hoton Underheg 1285 KI
  • Hewton under Heighe 1579 FF


'Farm on the projecting ridge of land' v. hoh , tun . The added element heg (e ) denotes land enclosed for hunting; v. (ge)hæg. The modern affix is simply hole or hollow (cf. Barton le Willows 38supra for the element le ).

Places in the same Parish