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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chieveley

Historical Forms

  • Harlingeden' 1203 HunterFines 1220 Fees 1224–5 Ass
  • Harlyngeden' 1268–72 FF
  • Herlingedon' 1203 Cur
  • Hurlingdon, Harlingdon 1547 LRMB
  • Harlingdon 1550 ib


'Valley of the people of Herela', v. -inga-, denu . This unrecorded OE pers.n. occurs in a number of p.ns., v. BdHu 124, where it is suggested that it went out of use at an early period, and also that the distribution shows it to be definitely Anglian. The last suggestion requires modification in view of its occurrence in this Berks name.