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.

Oareborough Hill, Oareborough Copse, Oareborough Lane, Oareborough Hill Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Chieveley

Historical Forms

  • Le Worborowhill 1550 LRMB


, Le Worborowhill 1550LRMB , this form is too late to be used with confidence , but it is possible that the original name of this prominent hill was OE  weard-beorg ' watchhill ' ( cf. Warborough O 138 , Warby Nt 240 ) , the modern form being due to the proximity of Oare .