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.

Foul Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Cann

Historical Forms

  • Fowelhill 1562 Weld1
  • Fowlehill 1565 1668 Waller


, Fowelhill 1562Weld 1, Fowlehill 1565 ib, 1668Waller , v. fugol ' bird ' , hyll ; the first el . is perhaps less likely to be a surname , but cf. tenement '…quod Ricardus Fowell ' iam tenet 1473Sher . This name has now been altered to Foyle Hill on recent street plans of Shaftesbury .