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.

Hawthorn Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bray

Historical Forms

  • Horethorn' 1327 SR
  • Horethorne 1494 Ipm
  • Hothorne 1573 SpecCom
  • Hoe-thorne 1607 Norden
  • Hawthorne 1790 Pride
  • Hawthorn Hill 1800 Eden


Hawthorn Hill, Horethorn '1327SR (p), Horethorne 1494 Ipm, Hothorne 1573SpecCom , Hoe-thorne 1607Norden , Hawthorne 1790 Pride, Hawthorn Hill 1800 Eden. The place is on the parish boundary, and the meaning is probably 'boundary thorn', v. hār , þorn .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement