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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Middelhou 13 Percy
  • Milow 1614,1628 PRGis


Mylah, Middelhou 13 Percy, Milow 1614, 1628 PRGis, Milah 1817.'Middle hill or mound', v. middel , haugr . The contraction is unusual, but can be explained as ME  mithel arising from the influence of ON  meðal 'middle' with loss of -th - (as in names like Bolton, Melton, Painley, etc.).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site