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.

Spearhay

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thorncombe

Historical Forms

  • Sperehegh 1356 BM
  • Sperehey 1437 FF 1439 IpmR
  • Spere c.1300 AddCh

Etymology

Sperehegh 1356 BM, Sperehey 1437FF , 1439 IpmR and is to be associated with the family of Richard Spere (c. 1300AddCh ).

Places in the same Parish