Tarry Hill

Tarry Hill DFL R NT062931 1 384 252m

Tarry Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? en Tarry + Sc hill

‘Tarry’ derives possibly from G t?rr ‘(lower part of the) belly, breast’ (Dwelly), which Watson translates ‘paunch, belly’, adding ‘with reference, as often in place-names, to a bulging spurr of an eminence’ (1926, 248). This would certainly fit the local topography. However, in the absence of earlier forms, this etymology must remain tentative.

OS Pathf. also shows Tarry Well on the southern slope of the hill.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1