English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Asby

Historical Forms

  • Haylocgile 13 Ch 1294
  • Hallygill 1740 1823 M


Halligill, 1865 OS, Haylocgile 13 (1294) Ch, Hallowgill 1706, PR, Hallygill 1740 ib, 1823 M. The first el. is possibly the ME  byname Heiloc (Reaney 158), v. gil 'ravine'. But we may have an OE  *heg-loc 'enclosure with a hedge' (cf. such compounds as hege-stall , hege -stōw ) or 'bar to close the opening in a fence' as in OE  heg -stæf , which has this meaning.