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.

Shirne Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wormleighton


Shirne Hill. Cf. Shirdonhull filde c. 1450Spencer . Probably 'bright hill,' v. scir , dun . Alternatively the first element might be OE  scir , 'shire,' as the place is only a mile from the county boundary.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement