Lamborough Hill – Wootton Parish Council

Lamborough Hill

Lamborough Hill in the Parish of Wootton (Nr Abingdon) is central to the Parish. It incorporates the streets of Home Close, Mathews Way, and Amey Crescent.

The “Lam” part of the name probably comes from the Old English word for ‘lamb’ (a young sheep). The -Borough (or -Bury, -Burgh, -Brough) part usually indicate a fortified settlement. However, it’s more likely in this case it’s been transformed from the ‘berg’ element in place names meaning ‘hill’. So The literal translation is likely to be “Hill of Lambs Hill”.

Read more about the history of Lamborough Hill by clicking the following link on the History of the Parish.