English Land Names

English Land Lore

  • canyon
  • chistle ‘gravel’  | Old English ceosol ‘gravel’
  • clough ‘ravine’
  • dale
  • dell
  • firien ‘mountain’ | Old English firgen ‘mountain’
  • forest
  • hill
  • howe
  • lea ‘open field, meadow’
  • leap
  • mount
  • mountain
  • peak
  • pinnacle
  • ravine
  • shaw ‘thicket, copse’
  • swale ‘low place, shady place”
  • swidden ‘burned clearing’
  • tell
  • wood