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.

Elf Hall

Other OS name in the Parish of Millom and Millom Rural

Historical Forms

  • Elfe-hole 1631 PR
  • Elphole c.1840 TA


is Elfe-hole 1631 PR, Elphole c. 1840TA . Cf. Elfe Cragge 1631 PR , Elfgate 1633 ib . Apparently ' elf hole . ' Cf. Elfa-hills (supra 209) and Elva Hill (infra 435) . The Rev . W . S . Sykes tells us that this is the probable site of the Furness Abbey salt works .