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.

Malham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Maleham 1230 P
  • Malham 1296,1327 SR 1328 FF
  • Malhammeswode 1353 SRS31.69
  • Mallom 1468 IpmR


This is possibly a compound of OE  ham(m) and mæl, from the presence of some cross here.