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.

Bidston Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • Bidstowne Common, The Towne Common 1665 Map
  • Bidston Common 1831 Bry
  • Ford Hill Common 1838 TA


, 1842 OS , Bidstowne Common , The Towne Common 1665Map (W.F.I.), Bidston Common 1831 Bry, Ford Hill Common 1838TA , v. toun , commun , hyll , cf. Ford supra . This hill 's rocky north end may be given name to Bidston supra , and may be the object of the form -kar (k ) ( v. carr , carrec ' a rock ' ) among the forms of Bidston Moss supra .