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 Nicholforest

Historical Forms

  • Haytwayt 1275 Ipm
  • Haythawyt 1583 Border
  • Hathat 1697 Netherby


'Thwaite where hay is cut,' v. hēg , þveit . Cf. Hathedeharth t. Hy 8DuLa , Hathatyate 1697Netherby , Hathwood yate 1698 ib. For the substitution of -wood for -thwaite cf. Thistlewood (in Castle Sowerby) infra 246.