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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Penistone

Historical Forms

  • Ornethweyt 13 ADi
  • Orntwayt 1301 ib
  • Hornetweyt 1548 FF
  • Hornethwayte 1647 YDr


Hornthwaite, Ornethweyt 13 AD i, Orntwayt 1301 ib, Hornetweyt 1548 FF, Hornethwayte 1647 YDr. 'Boar clearing', v. orne (OEScand), þveit , cf. Lindkvist 118.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name