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 Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Horebrigge 1345 Ass 1377 Ct
  • Le Horebrugg 1348 BM
  • la Horabrigḡ t.Ed3 Ass
  • Hollowbridge 1675 Ogilby


'Boundary bridge,' v. har . The bridge here over the Walkham is at the boundary of three parishes, and there is an old boundary stone on the bridge (J. J. A.). Cf. Harrowbridge (Co), la Horabrigge 1302Ass , Horebrigge 1470FF , on the boundary between St Cleer, St Neot and Altarnon parishes.