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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Pickhill

Historical Forms

  • Hou 1086 DB 1157 RichReg
  • Hou upon Swale 1294 Ch
  • Hau c.1204 FountA
  • Haw E1 BM
  • How(e) 13 RichReg


v. haugr . Howe probably takes its name from Howe Hill, a small hill in the west of the township.

Places in the same Parish