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.

Elva Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Setmurthy

Historical Forms

  • Elfhow 1488 Ipm


. For this name Sedgefield (47) quotes a form Elfhow (1488 Ipm) , but this refers to a place in the neighbourhood of Hutton in the Forest (supra 209) . It may of course be that the present is another example of the same name , meaning ' elf hill . ' Cf. also Elf Hall supra 418 .