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 Hatfield

Historical Forms

  • Lindholm(e), Lyndholm(e) 1190–1202,1202 YChviii 1607 Hnt 1669 Bright
  • Lyndeholmeflet 1483 MinAcct
  • Lindoum 1645 WillY


Lindholme, Lindholm (e ), Lyndholm (e )1190–1202, 1202 YCh viii, 1607 Hnt, 1669Bright 621et freq , Lyndeholmeflet 1483MinAcct 77, Lindoum 1645 WillY. 'Lime-tree island', v. lind , holmr ; it was described in 1828 (Hnt i, 154) as “a little island in Hatfield-turf-moor, [which] could be approached only in times of extreme drought or frost”, a typical marshland use of holmr .

Places in the same Parish