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.

Lawn, Lawn Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Church Pulverbatch

Historical Forms

  • The Lawne 1649 SBL13379
  • Lawn Field and Leasow 1839 TA
  • Huglith Wood c.1780 VCHVIII130

Etymology

, The Lawne 1649SBL 13379 , Lawn Field and Leasow 1839TA . The house is shownon TAMap . Lawn is generally used in Sa for parkland. Perhapsthe land round Lawn Fm had unusually smooth grass. Woodlandon the hill was called Huglith Wood c.1780 (VCH VIII130) , so Lawn is likely to have been the name of the farm - site , transferred in recent times to the hill .