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.

Idle Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Idle 1390–4 Kendii,68
  • Ydle 1574 ib


, 1859OS , named from the local family of Richard and John Idle (1390–4 Kend ii, 68)or Richard Ydle (1574 ib 80) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name