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.

Hampstead Norris

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hampstead Norris

Historical Forms

  • Hanstede 1086 DB
  • Hamesteda Willelmi de Sifrewast 1167 P
  • Hamestede 1195 Cur
  • Hamsted' 1220 Fees
  • Hamstede Cyfrewast', Hamsted' Ciffrewast, Hamstude Cyfrewast 1284 Ass
  • Hamstede Ferres 1401–2 FA
  • Hamstedferreris 1410–16 BM
  • Hampsted 1275 Fine 1276 Ch 1316 FA
  • Hampstede Cyfrewast 1351 Ipm
  • Hampsted Ferrers 1375 Fine
  • Hampstedeferrerys 1409 BM
  • Hampstede Cifrewast 1410 Fine
  • Hampstede Norreys 1517 DInc


v. hāmstede 'homestead'. The descent of the manor is given in VCH iv, 74. William de Sifrewast was holding it in 1166–7. It passed to Thomas de Clare in 1269–70, and to Robert de Muscegros in 1276.The daughter of Robert de Muscegros married John, first Lord Ferrers of Chartley. In 1448 it was sold to the trustees of John Norreys .

Places in the same Parish