English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Holborn Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Asby

Historical Forms

  • Hauborchan c.1216 Lowth
  • Houburganes 1270 ib
  • Ouburchanes, Ou'houburchanes 1295 ib


Holborn Hill, 1859OS , Hauborchan c. 1216Lowth (p), Houburganes 1270 ib, Ouburchanes , Ou 'houburchanes 1295 ib. 'Hill cairn', v haugr 'hill, mound', burgæsn 'cairn, heap of stones'. This is the site of an ancient settlement at grid 83–682122, described in RCHM 18. Cf. Griseburn (supra ).