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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Holm(e) 1086 DB 12 Sawl8 1195–9 1592 WillY
  • the Holme 1593 PRBlt
  • Houlme 1609 ib


Holme, Holm (e )1086 DB, 12Sawl 8, 1195–9 ib 7et freq to 1592 WillY, the Holme 1593 PRBlt, Houlme 1609 ib. v. holmr 'water- meadow'. The farmstead is high on the hill-side and the name must therefore have referred to meadowland by New Gill Beck.