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.

Thunder Hole

Other OS name in the Parish of Barnburgh

Historical Forms

  • Thunder Hole (Close) 1764 Glebe 1840 TA


, Thunder Hole (Close )1764Glebe , 1840TA , from thunder and hol 1 , but the allusion is obscure ; it is a hollow in the hillside .