Early-attested site in the Parish of Pickhill
- Quernhowe 1327 Banco
- Whernehowe 15 VCH
- Whernou 1536 YChant 1578 FF
Quernhow is a small mound on the Roman road (Leeming Lane or Watling Street), which forms the boundary between the parishes of Ainderby and Middleton Quernhow. v. haugr .The first element is ON kvern , 'mill stone' (cf. cweorn), which also enters into a similar Norw p.n. Kvernehaugen (NG i. 79).