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Survey of English Place-Names

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Halsdon Barton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cookbury

Historical Forms

  • Halesdon(e) 1242 Fees788
  • Halesdon(e) juxta Haldeswrth' 1295 Ass
  • Halsdon 1303 FA 1333 SR


This is probably a compound of OE  heals , 'neck,' and dun. Halsdon is on a hill lying between two valleys. Cf. Halsbury supra 104 and Addenda lviii.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement