Park Hill

Park Hill DFL R NT067958 1 384 339m

Park Hill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc park + Sc hill

‘Hill of the park’ i.e. of the enclosed or emparked land, usually in connection with hunting reserves. The OS 6 inch 1st edn. map (1856) shows an ‘Old Bank’ zigzagging across the summit of Park Hill from south-west to north-east, and it may be that this was the base of the eponymous fence or paling. For other names associated with hunting in the vicinity, see Kings-seat DFL above.

Mention is made of Parkhill Farm in connection with the nearby relief feature Big Tipperton DFL (which see under Tipperton; OS Name Book 6, 21). More details of this are given in OS Name Book 2, 38: ‘A considerable hill ... having good pasturage. Several years ago there stood a farmstead on this hill but it was burnt down and has never been rebuilt’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1