English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Howland Cross

Field in the Parish of Eynsham

Historical Forms

  • 1802 EnclA
  • Hony ( e ) Crosse 1615 CorpusMap
  • Haume Cross 1650 Chambers
  • Howling Cross 1697 Chambers 1788 Chambers 1822 O.S

Etymology

HowlandCross(Hony(e) Crosse 1615 CorpusMap, Haume Cross 1650 Chambers,Howling Cross 1697, 1788 Chambers, 1822 O.S.: Chambers(70–1) suggeststhat Howling Cross is the original form, and that it is a variant of the nameWeeping Cross, for which see 396: the CorpusMap has a drawing of an actualcross)