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.

Tern Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton Upon Tern

Historical Forms

  • Terynhyll 1520 AD
  • Tirnhull 1535 VE
  • Ternehill c.1540 Leland 1716 PR(L)
  • Ternhill 1711 PR(L)
  • Hulle 1231,2 Ch
  • Hull' 1271–2 Ass
  • Hull 1284–5 FA


It was suggested in Part 1, s. v. Chesthill , that hyll in these and two other names in the 1331 bounds was used for slight eminences in an area adjoining the valleys of the R. Tern and its tributary, Bailey Brook.