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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Frensham

Historical Forms

  • Upper, Lower, Middle Howling 1839 TA


Howlings (6″) is the name of a wood. It is identical with the place called la Holelonde 1313, atte Hol (l )elonde 1329, 1351(p), Hollands 1450, Howland 1463Rental , Upper , Lower , Middle Howling 1839TA . 'Hollow land.' There is a valley here running down from the high ground.