English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Field in the Parish of Chaldon Herring

Historical Forms

  • 1865 Weld 1865 Weld


Hoare(perhaps from an OE *Hāre or *Hāra'the grey one' used of a hill, cf. Horn Down Brk 480,Harwell ib 521–2, and possibly to be associated with the form Horeduneslan 1227,'lane to or near the hill called Hore, or the grey hill', v. hār2, dūn,lane)