English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Peck Mill Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Thorpe Salvin

Historical Forms

  • Peckmyldam 1607 FF
  • Peck Mill 1771 M


, Peckmyldam 1607 FF, Peck Mill 1771 M , v. myln , dammr ; the first el . is uncertain , but may be the surname Peck , peck a measure of volume , or possibly pēac ' a peak ' since it lies low below a prominent hill ; there is a Peck Hill Close in the neighbouring parish of Anston ( f.n. 149 supra ) .