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.

Dore Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Handsworth

Historical Forms

  • Dormor 1518 FF
  • Doorehowse 1652 WillS
  • Dower House 1771 M


Dore Ho, Dormor 1518 FF, Doorehowse 1652 WillS, Dower House 1771 M. Dore Ho is on the main road from Worksop Nt to Sheffield near the place where it crosses the ancient ridgeway from Chesterfield Db to Rotherham. In view of the spelling Doore -, it is from OE  duru 'a door, a gate (across the road)', rather than dor of similar meaning.The place is more than a mile from the Derbyshire boundary, and is quite distinct from Dore Db 240, some 12 miles away.