English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Hathersage

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hathersage

Historical Forms

  • Hereseige 1086 DB
  • Hauersegg(e), Haversegg(e), Haverseg(e) c.1220 Beau 1268 Cl 1269 Ass 1398 Pat
  • Haversegh 1228 Cl 1249 Ch 1330 QW 1346 FA
  • Haversech 1243 Fees
  • Hau(e)r(e)shegg(e), Haver(e)shegg(e), Haver(e)sheg(e) 1230 P 1239,1258 FF 1263 1327 Pat
  • Hauereshegh(e), Havershegh(e) 1302 FA 1330 QW
  • Hadersegh' 1234 RegAnt
  • Hathersegg(e), Hathirsegg(e), Hathyrsegg(e), Hathyrseg(e) 1264 Ipm 1312 FF
  • Hathersegg(e) als Hathershegge 1325 Ipm 1330 Ass 17th
  • Athersegge 1381 DbCh
  • Athersygg 1390 Pat
  • Hathersage 1512 AddCh 1577 Saxton
  • Hathersidge 1666 FMS

Etymology

Ekwall (DEPN) suggests that this is 'he-goat ridge', v. hæfer 1 , ecg , but it seems more likely that the first element is an OE  pers.n. *Hæfer adduced for Havering-atte-Bower (PN Ess 111), Haversham (PN Bk 8) and Haveringland Nf. The ridge no doubt is Millstone Edge, as Ekwall notes.

Places in the same Parish