Why Hose?

What does the name "Hose" mean?

Hose was known as "Hoches" and "Howes" in the Domesday Book, as "Houwes" in the Leicestershire Survey of c.1125 and as "Houes" in the Book of Fees from 1236.

The name derives from the Old English "hohas" or "hogas", which is the plural of "hoh" meaning "hill or spur of land".

Taken from The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names by Eilert Ekwall (4th edn 1960)

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