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.

Wormley Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fishlake

Historical Forms

  • Wormelay 1379 PT
  • Wormeley hill 1572 WillY
  • Wormley Hill 1771 M


Wormley Hill, Wormelay 1379 PT (p), Wormeley hill 1572 WillY, Wormley Hill 1771 M et freq . 'Reptile clearing', v. wyrm , lēah .There was a Thomas Wormley whose surname occurs in Wormeley Hall , an alternative name for West Hall in Stainforth 13supra .