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.

Honor End (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great and Little Hampden

Historical Forms

  • Hanora Hyii Miss 14th
  • Honore 1291 Tax 1302 Ch


The second element in this name is ora. The first is OE  hān , 'rock, hone ' There is a stone quarry here from which a very fine textured sandstone is obtained, which can be used as a whetstone (Harman).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement