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.

Horsey Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stanground

Historical Forms

  • Horesheya 1219 FF


The forms are insufficient for certainty, but topographically the explanation 'horse-island' would suit well for Horsey Hill is a slight fort-crowned elevation amid the marshes.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement