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.

Sword Ho

Other OS name in the Parish of Birker and Austhwaite

Historical Forms

  • Sword Hows ib.


( 6 ″ ) is Sword Hows ib. Apparently ' sword hill , ' from OE  sweord and haugr , though the significance of the name cannot now be discovered .