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.

Pound Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tackley

Historical Forms

  • Pauenhull' 1139 Godstow c.1450
  • Pounhyll c.1250 Godstow c.1450
  • Pound Hill c.1840 TA


Pound Hill is Pauenhull '1139 (c. 1450) Godstow, Pounhyll c. 1250 (c. 1450) Godstow, Pound Hill c. 1840TA . The first element could be pāwa , 'peacock,' perhaps used as a nickname. Icelandic , pái is so used. Cf. Poundon PN Bk 56.

Places in the same Parish