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.

Hoo Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Polesworth

Historical Forms

  • Hoo 1242 Pat 1398
  • le Hoo hill 1542 MinAcct
  • Homore 1545 LP
  • Hoo more 1585 LRMB


Hoo Hill is Hoo 1242 (1398) Pat, le Hoo hill 1542MinAcct , Homore 1545 LP, Hoo more 1585LRMB . 'Spur of land,' v. hoh , mor . There is a small isolated hill here with a projection in the north-west corner.