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.

Lower Hartshay and Upper Hartshay

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ripley

Historical Forms

  • Herthay, Herthai 1230,1244 Darley 1284 Pat late13th,1309 Darley
  • Hart(e)hay(e) Eliz ChancP
  • Hurthaye 1596 Middleton
  • Hartey Eliz ChancP 1767 Burdett 1833 Duncan


Lower Hartshay and Upper Hartshay, Herthay , Herthai 1230, 1244 Darley, 1284 Pat, late 13th, 1309 Darley, Hart (e )hay (e )Eliz ChancP, Hurthaye 1596Middleton , Hartey Eliz ChancP, 1767 Burdett, 1833 Duncan.'Part of a forest fenced off for hunting the hart', v. heorot , (ge)hæg.