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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Monhull 1237 LibPens 1275 c.1275 ADii 1293 CompR
  • Monehills 1535 VE 1544 LP
  • Mon(e)yhull 1547 Pat 1685 FF
  • Monyhall 1650 FF


This is probably from OE  Mannan-hyll , 'Manna's hill,' v. hyll , with West Country o for a . It is clear that in modern times there has been confusion with the common word money by some process of folk-etymology. The suggestion in EPN (s. v. monig ) that the first element is many must be withdrawn.The hill is a single isolated one.