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.

Pile Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Greenham

Historical Forms

  • Pilhill, Pilhill Heth 1547 LRMB


, 1761 Rocque , Pilhill , Pilhill Heth 1547LRMB . The hill is the one climbed by the road to Greenham from the lower ground of Stroud Green . There may have been stakes ( v. pīl ) marking the route through the marshy ground .