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.

The Borough of Holborn

Metropolitan Borough in the County of Middlesex


The borough of Holborn includes, (i) the ancient parishes of St Andrew, Holborn and St George the Martyr, with the extra parochial areas of Grays Inn, Lincolns Inn, Staple Inn and the Liberty of Saffron Hill, (ii) those of St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury.

Parishes in this Metropolitan Borough