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.

Fox Gill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Foxegil(e) 1189–1224 Sawl c.1200 Puds
  • Fouxegill e.14 ib
  • Foxgyll, Foxgill 1500 Ipm 1596 PRBlt


Fox Gill, Foxegil (e )1189–1224Sawl (freq ), c. 1200 Puds, Fouxegill e. 14 ib, Foxgyll , Foxgill 1500 Ipm, 1596 PRBlt. 'Fox ravine', v. fox , gil .