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.

Sharpethorne hedge

Field in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • Sharpethorne hedge 1612 Terrier


Sharpethorne hedge 1612(perhaps alluding to the common sloe or blackthorn(Prunus spinosa), with its many stout thorns, rather than to the hawthorn,commonly used for hedging, v. scearp, þorn, with hecg)