Names from historical writing:

The following appear as names for Holland. Follow the links for what the author actually said:

Name Author Source
HOLLAND John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
HOLLAND PARTS OF John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
PARTS OF HOLLAND John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).

NB: These variant names come from our collections of historical travel writing and descriptive gazetteers:

  • The above links take you to the first reference to this particular version of the name within a book of travel writing, or to the relevant gazetteer entry.
  • Some names may derive from research by antiquarian writers such as William Camden and Thomas Pennant into the Roman, Saxon and medieval names of places. Their claims are not always supported by modern place-name researchers.
  • References by travel writers to the place using its "normal" name are not included. Descriptive gazetteer entries are included only if the name does not appear anywhere else.

  • Names for administrative units:

    These names were used for units associated with Holland. Click on the links for details of the units and their names:

    Name Unit Type Source
    HOLLAND Division of Ancient County (Parts) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 698.
    Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    HOLLAND EAST Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    HOLLAND WEST Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    HOLLAND WITH BOSTON Constituency (CCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (PDivCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 (Glasgow: Political Reference Publications, 1969)
    KESTEVEN Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LINCOLNSHIRE AND RUTLANDSHIRE PARTS OF HOLLAND HOLLAND WITH BOSTON Constituency (PDivCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 (Glasgow: Political Reference Publications, 1969)
    LINCOLNSHIRE HOLLAND Administrative County 1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Area, population, private households and occupied rooms', for 'AC, LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con Centres, NT'.
    LINCOLNSHIRE HOLLAND WITH BOSTON Constituency (PDivCon) Boundary Commission for England & Wales, Report of the Boundary Commission (England and Wales) (London: H.M.S.O., 1917)
    LINCOLNSHIRE PARTS OF HOLLAND Administrative County 1931 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Population, Acreage, Private Families and Dwellings'.
    LINCOLNSHIRE PARTS OF HOLLAND AND KESTEVEN Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LINCOLNSHIRE PARTS OF HOLLAND HOLLAND WITH BOSTON Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (CCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1970 (Chichester: Political Reference Publications, 1971)
    LINCOLNSHIRE PARTS OF KESTEVEN AND HOLLAND Constituency (PDivCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (London: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1977)
    LINCOLNSHIRE SOUTHERN Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    NORTH HOLLAND 2 Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    NORTH HOLLAND I Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    PARTS OF HOLLAND Administrative County F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 698.
    SOUTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE Constituency (PDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)

    NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Holland, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas:

    • For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of the city followed by a saint's dedication, with just the saint's name as another variant. Parish names will sometimes also include "places" within towns.
    • Districts usually contain more than one settlement, and some districts had their names changed to take the name of a completely different settlement. As we link each administrative unit to just one of our "places", usually the last place the unit was named after, in these cases the name for a completely different place will appear on this page.
    • Similarly, a unit may sometimes be named after a particular settlement it contains and sometimes to indicate its location within a higher level unit. This was very common among British parliamentary constituencies in rural areas, one name referring to their main town and another indicating that they were in, say, the southern part of the relevant county.

    Every name listed here is linked to the particular historical source in which it appears, but we cannot claim that these are all the historical names of Holland, or that our references are to the first usage of the names. Similarly, we have tried to ensure that names included here are not transcription errors by ourselves, but it is possible they are the result of errors made when the historical sources were printed, or the result of visiting authors or census officials mis-hearing local names.

    How to reference this page:

    GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holland, in South Holland and Lincolnshire | Place names, A Vision of Britain through Time.

    URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20100/names

    Date accessed: 29th November 2021