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.

Pile Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woking


Pile Hill. Cf. Pilmor 1356 AD iii, le Pyle 1548LRMB , land called Piles 1596 SrWills, and was the home of William atte Pyle (1325Ass ) and Robert ate Pile (1332 SR). This must be the OE  pīl , 'stake,' as in Pilemoor (PN D 420).