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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Knaresborough

Historical Forms

  • parc(o) del Hay(e), parc(o) de Hay(e), parc(o) de la Hay(e), parc(o) del Hey, parc(o) de Hey , parc(o) de la Hey 1291 For(TR) 1294 Ebor 1307 YI 1307 Pat 1310 Ch 1388,1409,1452 MinAcct 1597 SessnR
  • La Haye park 1355 BM
  • Parke of Hay 1620 PRFrn
  • Hay Park 1817 M
  • Haia 1518 MinAcct


v. (ge)hæg 'a hunting enclosure' or possibly hēg 'hay' (cf. Haverah Park 119infra ), park , here one of the parks of the Forest of Knaresborough (77supra ). The medial -a - in the modern form is unusual, but possibly preserves the ending of the Latin form of the name (Haia 1518MinAcct ).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name