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.

High (Low) Woof Howe (tumuli)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wykeham

Historical Forms

  • Woulfhow 13 Whitby
  • Wolfhow 1446 Whitby
  • Wulhow, Northewulfehow, Southewulfehow 1619 NRS


'Wolf-mound' v. wulf , haugr .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement