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.

Helle

Field in the Parish of Little Casterton

Historical Forms

  • Helle 18 Monson

Etymology

Helle(poss. a term ofreproach for land difficult to cultivate, but much more likely simply a local formof hyll'a hill', cf. Big Hell, Little Hell in Mkt. Overton f.ns.(a), Little Hell inBurley f.ns.(a))