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Survey of English Place-Names

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Halfway Ho (P.H.)

Other OS name in the Parish of Arne

Historical Forms

  • Hixon(s) Head 1811 OS 1826 Gre


, roughly half - way between Wareham and Corfe C . ; a building on the same site ( or some other feature in the immediate vicinity ) is called Hixon (s ) Head 1811 OS, 1826 Gre , probably from the surname Hickson with hēafod ' hill-top ' ( there is a hill here ) .