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.

Bone Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Bolenhull 1262 For
  • Bolhull 1275 SR
  • Bollenhull 1280 For 1473 IpmR
  • Bonehill 1685 FF
  • Bunnill 1780 Nash


'Bolla's hill,' v. hyll . For the pers. name v. Bolnhurst and Bolnoe or Bone End (PN BedsHu 13, 28). Cf. Bonehill (PN St 20).