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.

Elkham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Petworth

Historical Forms

  • Eclesham, Elkesham 1242 Fees689
  • Ulkeham c.1280 1296 SR
  • Elkeham 1310 1336 Ass
  • Elkham 1288 Ass 1331 FF
  • Elkhams 1575 SRS3,98


'Ylca's ham or hamm,' a derivative of the OE  pers. name Ylla . Cf. Ilton (PN NRY 233) and Elkeholte in Rackham (c. 1320LibP ).