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.

Ward's Hurst

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pitstone

Historical Forms

  • Wardhurst 1333 FF


'Watch' or 'outlook hill.' v. weard , hyrst . The spot com- mands an extensive view to the north and north-east. The modern form is corrupt and has been extended to the neighbouring Ward 's Coombe .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement